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Category Archives: Retention

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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Talent: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

I was visiting a Fortune 500 company that was struggling to fill jobs and retain talent—A challenge many of you have. They have a record number of job openings, and employee turnover is on the rise. Growth plans have been put on hold, as they don’t have the workforce to extend their reach. Their executive […]

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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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How to Grab Your Slice of the Millennial Talent Pie

The class of 2016 has just graduated and is now available for hire. Let the games begin. Companies are trying to outdo one another with crazy perks like kegs in the office and catered meals fit for a king. Don’t even get me started on the slides that are a common feature in newly renovated […]

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Why You Should Not Hire Top Talent

I beg of you. Please do not hire Lee, Maria or Allison. They are all too good for your company. That’s right. You don’t deserve these people. Here’s what I mean by this. Lee was recently asked by the CEO of his current company to decline an offer from a major company in the Caribbean […]

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The Unicorns Are Coming To Poach Your Talent!

It wasn’t that long ago that I came across an article that talked about recruiters hanging out at airport arrival gates in California, trying to steal someone else’s recruit, as they were flying in for company interviews. I blew that off as a California thing and felt grateful that we on the East Coast weren’t […]

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The State of Uncertainty

I used to be able to answer the question of whether I was coming or going with absolute certainly. These days, the answer depends on our giant to-do list of items needed to be completed, prior to moving into our new home. The list is supposed to be decreasing, but most days it seem to […]

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Why You Are Struggling To Fill Sales Jobs With Millennials-Part II

In part one of this two part article, we shared stories and ideas on why so many companies are struggling to fill sales jobs with millennials. In this post, Part II, we’ll share what you can do to reverse this trend. Start solving the millennial challenge now, says Francis. “Building the best team possible is […]

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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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Job Searches Are Up As Snow Falls Down

It’s been a tough winter here in New England. Over the past several weeks we’ve been blessed with three major snow falls. Accumulation on the ground, as of this writing, appears to be about three feet. More on the way. I’m hunkering down and catching up on my writing. However, it appears  I’m not the […]

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