What’s in a Name?

The other day, while working with a client as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, the CEO of my client said to the group, “Well, it looks like we will need another body to complete the assignment.” The CEO didn’t catch it but...

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Where’s my Stapler?

Almost everyone knows about the red Swingline stapler that Milton in Office Space cherished so much. I have learned as an employee retention trainer and employee retention speaker, little things like this mean a lot to employees. You don’t want to mess with people’s office...

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A Pig with Lipstick is Still a Pig

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I address the topic of onboarding because it is so crucial to the assimilation of the new hire to the organization. One key ingredient that is often missing in the process is a written plan.  A...

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Who’s Sitting with Whom

When I was working in human resources, before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I used to sit in the lunch room and eat lunch with the continuous improvement coordinator and talk shop. We also used to watch who was sitting...

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Are we having fun yet?

After writing my last blog on behaving positively, I began thinking about companies I knew that had “positive” environments and the number was incredibly small. Other than some of the organizations that everyone talks about all the time, most organizations I know of are inherently...

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Information is Killing our Employee Retention

The very communications technology that was supposed to make us an “information” based society is cutting us off from our people….people that provide us with information that drives our employee retention strategies!  We find ourselves e mailing the people in the cube next to us. ...

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You’re All Expendable

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I have never heard anyone say that to an employee…until recently.  That is exactly what their boss told a colleague of mine recently.    Where has this boss been?  Do they not read anything about what is...

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Make Supervisors Accountable

As an employee retention expert and employee retention trainer, I work with organizations that hold supervisors accountable for quality, productivity, customer service, etc. but don’t hold them accountable for employee retention.  This baffles me.  The senior leadership says employee retention is a major issue but...

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Building a Culture of Employee Retention

The other day I was talking with one of the coaches at the CrossFit gym I belong to about why Crossfit is different than other types of gyms and, as an employee retention expert, it got me thinking about why some organizations are great at...

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