Common Courtesies

As an employee retention speaker, the toughest groups I have to address are senior level leaders when I speak about the area of respect.  That is because when it comes to not giving people proper respect, I find the worst offenders are VP’s, Presidents, General...

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Elevate Your Game…or Close Your Door

The employment market is going to get ugly in the next 10 years.  Heck…it doesn’t look that good right now for that matter!  Employers are struggling to find the talent they need to run their businesses.  This applies to carpenters, to machinists, to software developers,...

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Employee Retention…it’s Only Logical

While conducting a recent webinar as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I mentioned that we have to be logical about employee retention and think like an employee. When it comes to employee retention strategies, the logical thing for leaders to do would...

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Attitudes Can’t Be Trained…Or Can They?

Attitudes can’t be trained.  We hear that all the time which is why it makes sense to hire a person who is a good “fit” for the job.  As an employee retention expert, I agree that it certainly makes it a lot easier if you...

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“Please” and “Thank You” is Habit Forming

“Please” and “thank you.”  This should be THE easiest thing to do when working on your employee retention strategies I tell my audiences as an employee retention speaker. Use the words.  Use them a lot.  They go a long way in taking the edge off...

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Food Works

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences the holidays send us a great message about your employee retention strategies.  What is THE common element at most holiday gatherings?  Food.  Every gathering has food of some sort.  I love food.  Maybe it’s because of...

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Let’s make People Successful

The days of hiring people off the street and plugging them into a job with the sink or swim mentality are over.  That was old school.  It’s a new day.  People are coming out of school without the very basic skills they need to perform...

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“I don’t want the job” (The Plant’s Too Dirty)

I almost fell off my chair when I heard this comment from a 26-year old mechanical engineer who interviewed with one of my client companies.  In addition to being an employee retention speaker, I also work as a “headhunter.”  I conduct dozens of searches mainly...

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Appreciation Drought

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I have seen studies that indicate that as much as 50% of the workforce doesn’t feel appreciated.  That is half the people out there that are working.  This is a problem that is easy...

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