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Why You Shouldn’t Hang Onto All of Your Talent

We’ve become so obsessed with hanging onto talent at all cost that we forget that there is a price to pay when no one leaves. If no one ever departs, then you are breathing your own exhaust. Attrition can be healthy for an organization. When you bring new people into the organization, you allow fresh […]

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Should Exit Interviews be Shown the Door?

A business owner recently asked me if I thought he should have an exit interview with an employee who just gave notice. Here’s my response: Are you REALLY open to making changes so that others don’t leave for the same reason. If you can’t answer yes, then don’t waste the employee’s time. Here’s what I […]

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How Boring Companies Can Retain Talent

I have a friend who has been employed by a public utility for over twenty-five years. Talk about an industry and a company that most would not find sexy! Yet, at the age of 59 years old, she’s still receiving promotions and most recently found herself in a new job that she knows nothing about. […]

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See You Later Boss!

Admit it. You’ve either told your employer a white lie on the way out the door or you know someone who has. Who can blame you? However, as an employer these little white lies do more harm than good. How can you fix what may be broken in your organization if you don’t know where […]

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You’re Kidding, Right? 50% of New Hires Fail

Read this before you make another hire. I wish I was kidding! Organizations have thousands of business processes, but I doubt that you’ve ever heard of a single process that has a 50 percent failure rate, that has been completely ignored. The recruiting process often has a failure rate of 50 percent. And I’m not […]

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Seven Questions to Help You Achieve Dramatic Growth

Here are seven questions to think about as you work towards achieving outrageous growth. What’s the one thing you can do today to maximize talent and revenue growth? The answer should consist of certain actions that you can take to immediately accelerate your ability to fill jobs with the right people, increase productivity and grow […]

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How Many Employees Are Waiting In Your Departure Lounge?

Nobody likes to talk about it, even though it is happening in workplaces all across America – employees who have decided it is time to fly the coop. Departure lounges are overflowing with these types of employees – all waiting for their final boarding call. Employees rarely start a job thinking they will tour around […]

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Employee Turnover And The Blame Game

Employee turnover is on the rise. Here’s some of the best excuses as to why this is so.  I call this the Blame Game. It was simply a bad batch of new hires – If only this were true. Could it be possible that something has changed in your organization? Have the needs of the […]

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The Blame Game Hurts Employee Retention

Lately people have been talking about the increase in employee turnover in their organizations. Here are their responses when asked why they believe this is so. I call this the Blame Game. It was simply a bad batch of new hires – If only this were true. Could it be possible that something has changed […]

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What To Do If Your Employees Are Leaving Because of You

I was facilitating an executive breakfast the other day in NYC when one of the participants had an aha moment. Here’s what happened. I was explaining to the group that most people don’t leave their jobs. They leave their companies. One of the business owners in the room couldn’t help himself and he blurted out, […]

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