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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Drop by Drop

As an employee retention speaker, I recently presented to a group of small business owners who all had less than 30 employees.  Small employers face a unique challenge when it comes to employee retention.  After the program, one owner of a company came up and...

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Is your EAP on the right track?

When working as an employee retention speaker, I am emphatic about also having an EAP (Employee Assistance Program) that works well.  That means it goes beyond just being some “800” number that people call into and get passed on to some provider that nobody has...

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Be an Employee Retention Magnet

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell managers how you treat your people has more to do with employee retention strategies than anything else in the organization.  You have seen it yourself in organizations you have worked in.  Certain managers tend...

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Values Drive Employee Retention

If you’re senior management, you need to take a look at all the leaders in your organization as well as yourself.   Leaders need to have the skills and value systems required to sustain an organization into the next generation because to the people that work...

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Give me an “A”

As an employee retention speaker and author, I always talk about giving your people C.R.A.P.  One of the elements of C.R.A.P. is appreciation.  Showing appreciation for a job well done is one of the main things a boss can do for their people.  An acknowledgement...

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