Live Your Values

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I get to read a lot of mission, vision and values statements.  Most are very lofty and sound wonderful.  Rarely do I see one that mentions employee retention.  We complain about poor employee retention, a lack...

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You’re Not F***ing Focused

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention consultant, I often want to use that famous line just like Al Pacino does in the movie “Any Given Sunday” when I am speaking to senior level leadership.  The Sharks are getting their ass kicked and at...

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Building a Culture of Employee Retention

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention expert, I often hear about different organizations and how they want to grow their culture.  I will hear about a culture of quality, high performance work culture, a culture of excellence, etc.  I never hear anyone say...

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You’re a Leader…not a Social Worker

All too often, when working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer, I have to explain to participants that a main component of Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.® is to Care about your people.  We often forget that fact so this employee retention author...

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What’s Employee Turnover Costing You

I’m shocked at the answers I receive when I ask this question as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer.  Most senior leaders don’t have a clue what it’s costing them.  In the vast majority of cases, they don’t know what percentage turnover they...

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No Layoffs Here

Many people ask me when I am working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer what, more than anything, has killed employee loyalty and what can they do to improve their employee retention strategies.  That is a tough one because there are so...

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Treat Me Like an Owner

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear entrepreneurs say, “I wish I had people that were as passionate about their job as me.”  My questions to them center around whether or not they treat their people like they...

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Trust But Verify

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention consultant, I am a huge believer in talking to people and hearing what they are thinking in real time.  That’s the best way to stay on top of issues and to make sure that things are not...

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Stay in Touch

As I tell people when working as an employee retention speaker or employee retention trainer, employee retention is not over when someone leaves the organization.  Part of your employee retention strategies should be to stay in touch with that person even after they have left...

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