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How do my Numbers Look?

As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues on, organizations have had to devote an incredible amount of effort to dealing with contract tracing, tracking days off by employees, and a myriad of other new employee related issues driven by the pandemic.  What this has...

Cost of Rent vs. Cost of Culture

As the Covid-19 Pandemic drags on and employees continue to work from home for months on end, more senior-level leadership is seeing the opportunity to bail on their lease space and cut costs.  They see an opportunity to “reduce our footprint.”  Soon many will...

He Who Hesitates is Lost

It may already be too late.  The economy has been accelerating for the past six months but organizations have been pre-occupied with the requirements of the Covid-19 pandemic which has swamped HR departments in an unprecedented way.  The next thing that is going to...

NOW is the time for an Engagement Survey

Making assumptions can be very dangerous when it comes to trying to figure out what your workforce is thinking.  Data is needed to help in any decision-making process but even more so when dealing with your workforce.   More often than not, making assumptions about...

Sure, I Can Talk…I Work Remotely

Most organizations don’t recognize this vulnerability when looking at the decision to have people working from home.  Back in the “good old days,” prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it was hard for candidates to talk on the phone during the day.  With...

So Much for Ping Pong and Pizza

The organization that we worked in was by all standards a tough industry and employee turnover was a real problem.  As a young HR Leader, my boss/mentor (he was an old guy of 45 and I was 25) asked me for my ideas on how to solve the problem.  When your young, you...

It’s Killing Me…I Don’t know my Co-Workers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues and organizations continue to hire, most of the new hires are working out of the home and have NEVER met their co-workers in person. This is causing a cultural disconnect because there is limited camaraderie developing. This...

Eliminate the Disconnect

This employee retention trainer was shocked to find out that, although the organization tracked its employee turnover, the first-line supervisors were not aware of what the numbers were in the facility or for their particular department.  However, when asked about...

Act as If

This employee retention trainer thought for a moment and then responded, “Act as if Covid-19 didn’t exist.  What would you do?”  They went through the list of things that they would do and compiled them on a flip chart.  Then I asked, “If you had to do them...

I’m Happy in My Role

All too often, we focus solely on the people in the organization who are either high potentials or who are the problematic people…the two ends of the spectrum.  Sadly, we forget about the people that come in, do their job, and are happy in their roles.  A colleague...

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