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Strolling is the Fun Part

This particular General Manager loves to stroll around the facility to stay in touch with people, chat with them, and see how people are doing.  It was apparent there was no particular pattern to his route.  If he saw something of interest, he would swing over and...

Withering On the Vine

Many remote employees reach out to me all the time because of my articles on LinkedIn.  These are often “regular” employees and not leaders in their organizations.  What’s scary is that they are withering on the vine as they sit in their remote offices grinding...

What to do with Pay?

This was a great article because it brings up the issue of paying remote workers.  This is a new frontier for many organizations that never in the past had remote workers.  Neil Lappley brings up issues about what is the relevant market for determining pay, how to...

You’re a Cheerleader

This was an incredible group of executives who really get it.  They understood that culture drives results and it was evident by some of the things that they were doing to help their employees deal with the issues of working with the Covid-19 virus that is...

I Have Limited Resources

One question I received was, “If you had limited resources (both monetary and personnel) what two areas of employee retention would you recommend a company focus on?”  For me…that one was an easy one to answer.  The answer is Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.®  (Caring,...

Just Stay the First Day…Please

One comment that really surprised me is the problem people have getting people to stay beyond the first week or even the first day.  Having experienced this as an HR leader, I shouldn’t have been shocked by it, yet I was.  When faced with this problem years ago and...

Bringing Back Your Employees

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author sees it as a huge positive that organizations are actually thinking about bringing people back.  Earlier this week, I wrote on the fact that people are missing the camaraderie and sense of community that...

I Finally Appreciate my Co-workers

This employee retention speaker and employee retention author has heard some interesting comments over the last six months since the Covid-19 pandemic has been going on.  Recently, I’m hearing more and more how employees are starting to appreciate their co-workers...

Adapt What Worked Before

Things that this employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer heard as a member of a discussion group he was invited to at a local chapter of a national association were: We don’t celebrate success like we used to. Even though we used to celebrate...

Email and Zoom Don’t Cut It

This employee retention speaker and employee retention trainer was a member of a discussion group he was invited to at a local chapter of a national association and it became clear…email and Zoom don’t cut it.  Not that they don’t work but leaders have not found...

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