Retaining Employees

Dear Boss, I Quit! – Making changes for new generations

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  • “I can’t stand my boss; I need a new job!”
  • “Why bother? Nobody listens to my ideas anyway.”
  • “I wish I had more time off. My family is just as important.”
  • “I know what I’m doing…get off my back!”
  • “I wish my job was more fun…”

These thoughts run through employees’ minds in almost every company. And the part that’s scary is…eventually they are going to do something about it. As someone managing employees, you may think that everything appears great from the outside. Sales are up, your team has a good relationship with your customers, and you don’t see any immediate problems.

Since there are no major problems, why change? Because even though you don’t see it, you’re about to lose valuable employees! In your eyes, things are fine. But in your employees’ eyes, one of these things could be the final straw…it’s only a matter of time.

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Your Employees Are Leaving

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And It happened again. One of your star performers is leaving and you had no idea he was even looking!  He’s been with you for several years. You’ve watched as he’s been promoted through the company.  He’s been involved in some key projects over the years and you’ve invested in outside training to enhance his skills. But now he’s gone…Just like that! What happened?

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Just Send Them to a Workshop!

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I just left a meeting with a prospective client. Like most of our clients, she came to me because she thinks her team needs some training. “They need to take responsibility. They need to communicate better. We have to motivate them. I want to send them to a workshop!”

If it’s not an actual statement, at least the thought goes through the minds of managers and executives across the globe daily. But should you send them to a workshop?

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Believe in Your People – Employee Appreciation Day

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When you think about the success of your company or department, what comes to mind? To whom do you attribute your wins? Is it because your manager set clear deadlines? Is it because you rocked the proposal that you delivered? Or was it because of your people?

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The Power of Accountability and Tough Love

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Think about a successful company that you know of. What do you believe made that company successful? Was it their excellent culture, their ability to work together, or perhaps their ability to persevere through tough times? Maybe their success is attributed to the leadership, or their ability to hold people accountable. It could be a multitude of things that mixed together and made just the right formula for success. Regardless of the formula, we believe two ingredients must have existed: accountability and tough love.

Yes, love. It’s not the first word that comes to mind when you think about what it takes to run a successful company. The first list we mentioned is probably more along the lines of what you might think of. But, doesn’t love encompass all those things?

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10 Ways to be a Jerk Boss, and a Pretty Lousy Manager

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Looking for ways to really lock in that jerk persona you’ve been working so hard on? When being rude just isn’t enough…try using something from this list.

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Trust…From the Employee’s Perspective

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One thing that makes employees unhappy is working for a company that doesn’t believe in them. From an employee perspective, we don’t want to be given the “easy” tasks. We want responsibility. We want trust. To know that you are comfortable giving things to us, even if you’re unsure of the outcome. We want to know that you are willing to let us go through our trial-and-error phase. Will we always knock it out of the ballpark the very first time? Probably not. But the fact that you’re willing to let us try – that’s worth the effort.

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