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Onboarding: When the Work of Employee Retention Begins hiring onboarding retention Jan 05, 2022

Employee retention starts with hiring the “right” people, so you put forth energy, time and resources to make that happen. Once you’ve made that new hire, then real retention work starts. If you want them to stay then you need to onboard them well. This includes all your...

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Employee Retention: Hiring “Right” The First Time hiring retention Dec 29, 2021

You’ve hired people before and you’ve lost people before. You know the secret to building the team you’ve always wanted is to find the right people and hold on to them. In this blog series on employee retention we’ve talked about the culture that makes your organization a...

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What Employees Need: Fair Pay and Incentives retention Dec 22, 2021

A local chiropractor offered to volunteer time to provide neck and shoulder massages for our staff. The line was long and the gift was wonderful. While it likely won’t make up for too little money, it sure does communicate value to your people.

As we begin the conversation about...

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What Employees Need: To Do What They Love retention Dec 15, 2021

Working for a nonprofit organization most of my career, I found myself in the role of “jack of all trades.” On many occasions, I was the one teaching a class one day and assembling a desk from Ikea the next. If you work for a small organization or nonprofit, you’ve probably been...

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What Employees Need: A Great Place to Work retention Dec 08, 2021

Pause for a moment and think about your favorite job. What made that job great? It’s likely one thought that came to mind was, “a great place to work!”. The company stood for something that you believed in, you worked with some great people and you knew how you were contributing...

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Employee Retention: How Listening is a Game Changer retention Dec 01, 2021

Ready for a shocking statistic? A study by Gallup showed that employees with managers who are willing to listen to their work-related problems are 62% less likely to be burned out. It’s an interesting thought that managers reduced the odds of burnout with a simple strategy: LISTEN!

We are...

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Employee Turnover: What is it really costing you? retention Nov 24, 2021

“A position here can be open for six months before we find someone to fill the role,” she shared with the group. You could hear the sighs around the room as others nodded their heads and rolled their eyes in exasperation. While facilitating this training on retention with a...

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Employee Turnover: What can you REALLY do about it? retention Nov 17, 2021

So, you notice a problem with employee retention, and you wonder, “What can I actually do about it?” Many of the factors that contribute to employees making their next career move are outside your control. Especially in today’s environment when opportunities appear to be more...

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Employee Retention: Are People Looking for Greener Pastures? retention Nov 10, 2021

The pandemic opened the door to new ways to do work with flexible work schedules, work at home options, and new ways to get work done. Today more job opportunities are available and employers are on the hunt for qualified candidates. Paired with potential opportunity, many workers also believe...

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Beyond Loving What You Do: Fueling momentum for your team and yourself delegation retention Nov 03, 2021

I was babbling on about work, when she interrupted me and asked, “You really love what you do, don’t you?” I paused and then shared. “Yes. I really do.” 

According to the research Gallup has done on employee engagement, doing what you love every day is one of...

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