Put it On the Calendar

All too often I hear participants complain at my employee retention and employee engagement workshops that they don’t have the time to get out of their office and to wander around to talk to people.  As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I...

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Celebrate Success

When working as an employee retention speaker recently, I asked the leaders in a company if the organization was successful.  They looked at each other thinking it was a trick question.  Then one participants said “yeah, we are.”  I proceeded to ask him, “If that...

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Are You Clueless?

When performing an employee retention strategies workshop recently as an employee retention speaker, a supervisor mentioned that in the company engagement study one of the comments described him as “clueless” and he was hurt by that comment.  I asked to look at the engagement study...

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Engagement Studies…Are they Worth It?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I see the good and bad in engagement studies.  As a data driven person, I tend to like them because they are another data point that enables an organization to get a clearer picture of what...

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Just Fire One Bad Apple

Before I became an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I spent over 25 years in the human resources profession.  I was fortunate to have worked with some incredible human resource executives as mentors but also for mentors that were in operations.  The different...

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It’s Human Scrap

When working as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I often hear business owners and chief executives say that turnover is “a cost of doing business.”  That simply floors me.  First of all, it says to me that to them people in general...

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What are Your Values?

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer, I tell my audiences that hiring for fit is one of the most important elements in your employee retention strategies.  Unfortunately, many organizations have never thought through what their value system is in the organization so...

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Be Intentional

When I poll my audiences as an employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer about if they get out of their office to wander around to just talk to employees every day, only a dismal 10-20% raise their hands.  That is shocking to this employee...

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Remember Your Roots

This employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer sees one major problem with managers and senior level leaders in organizations. They forget where they came from. They forget what it was like to be in that first job. They forget what it was like to be a pee...

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