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Jeff’s Employee Retention Blog, Tips and Advice

Help Them Flourish

It's sad that this employee retention specialist hears more bad examples than good examples to write about, so I was thrilled when I spoke with a young project manager this weekend.  I’ve known this young man for over 30 years and, as a result, I’ve seen him go to...

Stifling Employee Engagement

The owner is a millennial who has really struggled with other millennials that work for him.  It drives him crazy when he asks for input from his millennial workers, he gets virtually no response at all.  This is a phenomenon this employee retention specialist has...

Don’t be a Target

Many of you who know me and read my blogs regularly know that in addition to being an employee retention specialist, I work as a headhunter as well.  Not only does being a headhunter keep me attuned to the reasons that employees quit, it also provides me with real...

The Final Chapter

At the time the PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) was issued, the person receiving the PIP talked to me about the lack of metrics and a whole host of other concerns about the PIP.   Clearly, in the opinion of this employee retention trainer, the PIP was a joke and...

Time to Decide

In some ways, the Covid-19 pandemic forced leadership in organizations to make some major changes that they had never anticipated.  The most dramatic was having many, or all of their employees working from home.  As things are returning to normal, organizations are...

Corporate is Here to Help

As I was looking at lunch meat in the deli, I noticed that all the pre-cut bags of lunch meat all were around 1 lb. in size.  Because only this employee retention trainer eats lunch meat in the family, I didn’t need anything that big.  So, I asked the clerk if she...

When HR is MIA

I am also a staunch critic as well. This employee retention expert WANTS the best for the profession but also EXPECTS the best from the profession. As mentioned in my last blog, there were two people that were given a PIP’s (Performance Improvement Plan). My...

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...

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