The Truth Sometimes Hurts

The Truth Sometimes Hurts

When speaking at a recent event, this employee retention speaker and employee retention author heard from an HR manager that several years ago the president of their company decided to stop doing the annual engagement survey because the president didn’t want to “open...
Treat Them Like Owners

Treat Them Like Owners

As an employee retention speaker and employee retention author, I often hear owners and Presidents say they would like their employees to act like owners.  They tell me about all of the things that they would like employees to be doing like bringing up ideas to make...
Get Out of Your Cave

Get Out of Your Cave

As an employee retention speaker, I tell my audiences that visibility is the Holy Grail of retention.  It is also the Holy Grail of Management.  Tom Peters said it 20 years ago in “In search of Excellence.”  The executives at Xerox got it when they designed a training...
Fear…an Employee Retention Nightmare

Fear…an Employee Retention Nightmare

In the past several weeks, managers I work with have told me that people in their organizations are still fearful despite the fact they have seen an improvement in business in the last few years.   So what is driving this fear? Fear results primarily from three...