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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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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 Thank Your Employees All Year Long

Are you guilty of thanking your people only on special holidays like Thanksgiving or Christmas? Research on employee engagement consistently shows, that how you feel is often more important than what you earn. In a study funded by Make Their Day, an employee motivation firm, and Badgeville, a gamification company, surveyed 1,200 U.S. employees from […]

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Employees Have Dreams Too

Who could forget Martin Luther King, Jr’s., “I Have A Dream” speech? Yet everyday, we forget that employees have dreams as well. Here are but a few of the dreams that employees everywhere are having. A better life. Who doesn’t dream of having a better life? Yet as I look at the world of work from the […]

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A Little Less Measuring and A Lot More Doing

Another day, another poll from Gallup on employee engagement or in this case employee disengagement. Gallup’s “State of the American Workplace” report is being released this month, which indicates that not much has changed in terms of employee engagement since the Great Recession. Sure there has been a little improvement, but not much when you […]

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When Great Employees Decide They’ve Had Enough

As I’m writing this, a great employee is giving her boss notice. This day probably wouldn’t have happened right now, if her boss had just for a moment thought about someone other than herself. A move this boss is probably going to regret for a long time to come. Here’s this employee’s story. This highly […]

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How You Can Limit Employee Turnover

  Survey after survey shows that employees are primed and ready to flee, the moment a better offer comes along. Yet, most employers are doing little to prevent this from happening. Most recently, the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), a research and advisory services company recently announced research that indicates companies’ failure to manage and retain […]

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One in Three People Actively Seeking New Jobs: Raise Your Hand If That’s You!

This just in: Employees are ready to check out the moment a better offer comes along, according to MetLife’s 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefit Trends, one of the big, well-known and highly regarded benchmark surveys. So what’s an employee benefit survey have to do with employee retention? Apparently plenty. MetLife chose to begin the […]

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