Buddy Up

When I was in the military, the buddy system was used all the time. People used to be assigned a buddy to learn from as part of getting a new person acclimated to a new unit. As an employee retention expert and employee retention trainer,...

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Suck it Up!

As I was working in the office the other day, I received a call from a 26 year-old who had heard me when I was working as an employee retention speaker. He was having conflicts with a fellow co-worker and felt I might be able...

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Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

I heard that from my drill sergeant while going through basic training in the US Army years ago and have NEVER forgotten it. I used it as an HR leader and now as an employee retention expert and employee retention trainer when looking at a...

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The Place to Be

As an employee retention speaker, I speak to human resources groups all the time. When I do, I ask the audience how many of them eat in the lunch room regularly. I am appalled when only, on average, 20% of the audience members raise their...

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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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