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Training, Development & Retention

Employee retention is a key challenge in organizations today. This section includes tips, articles, tools and ideas to learn employee retention strategies that will help you retain your best staff and resolve issues wisely.

Why you might have the wrong manager on the payroll

kenkellerThe company was growing rapidly, and the owner decided that a new sales manager was needed to take advantage of all of the opportunities that were surfacing.

The owner had an aversion to paying headhunters and employment agencies, and quickly reached the conclusion that the best choice was right in front of him. He decided to promote the most successful salesperson on his staff.


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The Lasting Power of Mentoring

jason blais-jiusIf you’ve had the chance to read up on the future of the workforce both domestically and globally, you’re no doubt aware that we are facing a significant shortage of critical skills across nearly all industries. A substantial subset of this trend is the lack of leadership development or succession planning currently in place to groom the next generation of executives.

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Tips and Ideas to Engage Your Employees and Outperform the Competition!

jacqueline thorpCompanies lose millions of dollars a year because of employee disengagement. Your company does NOT have to be one of them.  Disengaged employees and a high turnover rate, impact your business' productivity, level of innovation, and ultimately the bottom line. The American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) has published a study exploring how workplace learning affects employee engagement levels with the following data:

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Honeymoons at Work - Don't cut the Honeymoon Short

Krista Ogburn FrancisEvery relationship involves a honeymoon/infatuation stage. Although we most often think of the notion of ‘honeymoon’ in regard to romantic relationships, the concept also applies to the workplace. After all, new employees experience a honeymoon phase.

Here’s a little story*. Recently, we hired Elizabeth. After the manager Paul made the offer,  HR called Elizabeth to arrange her orientation, being very careful to consult Paul because, as always, we want and need the manager to participate throughout the onboarding process.

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Training Without Coaching is Entertainment

 It's Monday morning, and our well intended applicant, dedicated to self-improvement and great interview results, is back from a conference where she attended a training session. This session was touted as a must attend event where one could learn all they needed to become a successful interviewee.  People who had attended sessions delivered by this trainer raved about how great it. 

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HCX Facts

Healthcare Costs grew a cumulative 138% between 1999 and 2010 and outpacing cumulative wage growth of 42% over the same period. Average employer costs for health insurance per employee hour rose from $1.60 to $3.35 during the 1999 to 2010 period. This almost 110% increase in average costs per hour was  much larger than the 39% increase in average employer payroll costs per hour for these workers  KFF


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