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What’s the Plan?

Even though he and I had not worked in the organization at the same time, we discovered in one of the conversations that we had both, at some point worked for this particular owner.   My young colleague still stays in touch with many of the people from the...

Want the Best…Expect the Best

As much as I hate to say it, get used to it!  It’s not going to change!  The key to turning the corner is to change your philosophy and want the best for your employees but also expect the best from them.  When I watched my two sons wrestle in high school, this...

An Email From the CEO

As she got into the details, this employee retention trainer was impressed.  She had not even started and she was in the notice period after accepting the job but had not started working for her new employer yet.  She came home one day from work and was checking...

You Don’t Track Employee Turnover?

We tend to use data for many of our decisions and that is a good thing in many ways.  The first step of course is to actually track it.   It just amazes this employee retention trainer that some organizations that reach out to me to conduct workouts for their...

Are Your Employees Burned Out?

If this employee retention trainer is asked what can be done to encourage people to be more positive, I tell them that leaders have a huge impact on whether the work environment is positive or not. Leaders need to be more positive if they want others to act that...

Desperation is Setting In

I’m just amazed at the number of senior leaders that are willing to accept employee turnover in their operation.  But, there is a glimmer of hope.  Recently, this employee recruitment expert did an employee retention workshop.  I love seeing the conversion as we go...

Get Pumped…It Works

One of the things I like about going to CrossFit on Sunday is the same group of people show up every week.  We help each other get better.  There is enthusiasm and people are fired up to be there.  Enthusiasm is contagious and will get people pumped up at the...

How’s it Going?

After a workshop concluded, I had the opportunity to talk with the VP of Operations and he mentioned to me that one of his skilled machine operators left several months ago because he went to work as a truck driver because of the money.  He wondered if there was...

Where’s the Bathroom?

Recently, I met a person who had just started a role in a new organization that’s huge in size.  They have over 5000 people employed at this facility.  You would think in a large organization like this, the onboarding process would be very buttoned-down and...

When Senior Leadership Abandons Ship

The senior leader I was speaking with works in an international company that has operations in North America.  During the past year, the organization has lost three of their top leaders in North America.  Many had been with the organization for a significant amount...

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