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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Employee Retention Power Comes from the Middle

75 % of people say the worst thing about their job is their boss.  That is a stinging indictment of management today.  I tell this to my audiences all the time as an employee retention speaker.  I have always contended that most people do not...

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Instilling Wisdom in The Workforce

I have talked about the demise of the mentor as an employee retention speaker and as an employee retention trainer.  This has hurt our ability to pass along wisdom and knowledge that is required to build a healthy organization that does the right thing and...

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It’s a New Age

When I am working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear from my C.R.A.P Retention workshop participants about how the new generation is on their phone all the time, that they don’t want to work, etc., etc., etc.  Well….deal with...

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More Food the Better

As an HR professional and now as an employee retention speaker, I always argued for food…and drink.  The more food the better to drive employee retention strategies.  I always knew food brought us together as an organization but then I got reading an article in...

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