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Here’s a wake up call: 75% of employees who leave their jobs are actually quitting their boss or manager. This is a case of “it’s not them, it’s you.” It may be easy to point the finger and assume that you aren’t the issue, but the truth is that with numbers like that, there’s room for improvement across the board.[…] Continue Reading »

I recently conducted a few exit interviews for clients, asking people about their reasons for leaving. What did they value about the organization? What advice would they offer that could benefit the organization? What would they like to see changed, if they were to want to come back? I asked these and other similar questions to help them reflect on lessons learned, and to help inform senior management about specific ways to seek continuous improvement

Striving for continuous improvement is critical to the success of organizational culture.[…] Continue Reading »

Something insidious is happening in the cubicles and hallways of America’s big and midsized companies.

Employees who have attained a chunk of the America dream — a steady paycheck, benefits and a rung on the upwardly mobile ladder — are risking an uncertain job market and quitting their jobs in astonishing numbers (more than 2 million a month).[…] Continue Reading »

Are we in the midst of a loyalty crisis? Once upon a time, employees would often stay with companies for their entire working careers. Now, employers are lucky to keep workers longer than a presidential election cycle.

In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average employee tenure is now about 4.4 years.[…] Continue Reading »

Recently. I read that 20% of new employees either quit or are terminally disenchanted after only 45 days on the job.

Personally, I think it’s wonderful that so many companies are doing so well that they can afford to throw away that much money on hiring people who immediately learn to hate the jobs they get hired for.[…] Continue Reading »