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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 »
Workers might hold onto a job that isn’t working for them longer during an economic downturn, when other options are slim to none. Staffers who fall into the talented-and-dissatisfied category are typically the first to bolt when things improve, leaving employers in the position of having to scramble to replace key people.
The jury might still be out on where the economy is headed, but restaurants are seeing employment and recruiting difficulty increase this year, according to the People Report Workforce Index.[…] Continue Reading »
A few months ago, I interviewed a group of chief human resources officers from major U.S. companies about their top-of-mind people issues for 2012. I was impressed — but not surprised — that employee retention was the common theme throughout regions and throughout industries, although I continue to think that in this era of persistently growing unemployment rates, few are going to be jumping ship anytime soon.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: How worried are you that, as the economy rebounds, your employees will seek better opportunities elsewhere?
- Not worried at all — they’re all very happy here: 19.16%
- A little worried — I might lose one or two: 39.06%
- Worried — we’re going to lose a few good ones: 30.16%
- Very worried — it’s going to be an exodus: 11.62%
The brain drain begins.[…] Continue Reading »