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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 »

One of the best parts of my job is working with leaders to engage their employees. While the engagement buzzword has launched thousands of books, conferences and employee surveys, there are simple techniques you can do today to engage yourself and your employees.

You already know what engagement looks like. It’s the extra effort your employees invest to make their team and company a success.[…] Continue Reading »

Being friends with us writer types can be amusing most times. We almost always have at least one story to tell that’s worth a drink, if not a dinner. Here’s the problem: One of these days, the story will be about you. Dollars to doughnuts, make friends with a writer and you’ll eventually be blog fodder.

So let me tell you about a friend of mine.[…] Continue Reading »