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Jeff’s Employee Retention Blog, Tips and Advice

Paperwork or People

She is relatively new to the profession and was talking about how incredibly busy she is and even though she is new in her role she already noticed that she was being consumed by an avalanche of paper.  As this employee retention expert told her, “Welcome to HR!” ...

When a PIP becomes a Joke

Recently, the spouse of a friend got put on a PIP (Performance Improvement Plan).  They were concerned about the way it was worded and reached out to me because they knew I had spent 25 years as an HR Leader before starting my own business.  We sat down over a...

Build Your Strategy Now

Everyone complains about the loss of employee loyalty.  Employees complain companies aren’t loyal anymore and companies complain employees aren’t loyal.  It’s no wonder after this employee retention trainer looked back over the past week at articles my researcher...

Forgotten Old People

My colleague began telling me about how furious his wife had gotten as a result of how she had been treated at work recently by her boss.  She is in her mid-50’s.  Apparently, her boss had asked her to help a young colleague out on a new project that had come into...

Am I Unemployed?

My colleague had the opportunity to physically go into work in order to cover for another employee who still works in the office but was out on vacation. When my colleague got to the office, he wasn’t able to enter the building because his badge didn’t allow him...

Three Years Lost

It all started over three years ago when an attendee at one of my speeches mentioned to me that the senior leadership in her organization was not happy with the fact that many of their people were “not engaged.”  So, to solve the problem, they mandated that...

Don’t Bury Them

As we were walking through the plant, I noticed several people being shown how to do different tasks on the assembly line.  Rather than assuming they were new hires, this employee retention trainer asked if they were new hires.  The HR Director responded that they...

I Met the President

The task force was in the process of looking at how to assimilate new hires into the workforce to cut down on the turnover of new hires during their first six months on the job.  This is an initiative that, if successful, will put a huge dent in their employee...

Dummied Down

My neighbor began telling me the other day that since the Covid-19 pandemic hit and his employer began having people work out of the house a year ago, the organization he works for has realigned duties in his department.  For whatever reason, the organization began...

Think Like an Owner

I was recently communicating with the CEO of a new organization.  They are now in the process of hiring and bringing their first employees onboard.  Having worked in major corporations in the past, she is trying to take the bad things that they did and learn from...

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