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Retain Top Talent
Hiring top talent is only the start. Now you have to work hard to keep your very best talent. Most companies stink at structured and systematic retention of their top performers. Discover how to prevent turnover and keep your best people.
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8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy

8 Ways to Keep Your Employees Happy | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
We've rounded up tips and tactics for building employee retention and fostering a happy workplace that makes people want to stick with you.
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Great article on Mashable about keeping employees happy. How many studies have you read over the last 4-5 years that talks about the importance of feedback - yet nothing has really changed.

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What If Your Boss Will NOT Develop You?

What If Your Boss Will NOT Develop You? | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Just yesterday, a CEO in one of my workshops on retaining people, “You’re the Person I WANT to KEEP”, asked me what to do about a manager in his company that refused to train and develop his team because he felt he was training people for other companies - does this sound dysfunctional to you?"

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Training and personal development are two of the most effective levers you control to improve employee happiness, engagement, and satisfaction. Studies show that companies who invest in training and development attract, retain, and have above average results. Why are you not investing more in training?

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7 High Performing Team Lessons Learned From Coaching High School Girls Basketball

7 High Performing Team Lessons Learned From Coaching High School Girls Basketball | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
After almost a decade of coaching high school girls’ basketball, I’ve discovered a few lessons that enable groups of diverse individuals to become a
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I've been coaching HS Girls Basketball for 10 years - and before that another decade around coaching club basketball.  Many of my greatest lessons about employee engagement, teamwork, happiness, satisfaction, and discretionary effort (proactivity and initiatve) come from coaching at the HS level. Many of the girls who have played for me don't realize these lessons until long after they've left high school.

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The Big Problem with Employee Engagement

The Big Problem with Employee Engagement | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employee engagement can and should simply be measured by asking employees one question.
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Should measuring employee engagement boil down to just one question. Not sure I agree with this article on INC - seems too simplistic of a recommendation/solution to a very complex and difficult issue. What are your thoughts? Would you use just one question?

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What your boss is not giving you that you need to win

What your boss is not giving you that you need to win | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employees across the world have the same core needs —including recognition, feedback, personal growth, and work-life balance— to succeed at work.
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This Office Vibe study is gaining a lot of attention.  It's one of the largest studies conducted in recent years and mirrors a lot of the research from the Gallup organization on employee happiness, satisfaction, and engagement. Note the statistic that only slightly over 50% of employees would recommend their company to friends. If your Net Promoter Score was that low, you would fire your Marketing-Customer Success-Sales Executive. How can you allow such a low level of satisfaction to exist in your organization?

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Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Insights from Google's new study could forever change how teams are assembled.
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Interesting practical research by Google on team research that extends into why people enjoy working in a company or with a particular team. This article focuses on teams - but could actually be an article about retention. Notice the points about work being meaningful to each person, and that it matters to others. This goes all the way back to Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and basic motivation.

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Sheila Talks Coaching for Results Video Engaged Employees

Hi, I'm Sheila Kamuda with coaching advice for the office and beyond. playniceadvice.blogspot.com Hope you enjoy, leave comments, subscribe, like, share.
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Shelia Kamuda has a nice blog and great little video series about employee engagement, satisfaction, culture, and workplace behaviors. I recommend reading and watching the content she shares.

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At the Heart of Culture: Work That Matters

At the Heart of Culture: Work That Matters | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
To most of us, the phrase Work that Matters infers job satisfaction. Our intended outcome is a workplace culture characterized by lower stress, lower turnover, an
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A large part of employee engagement and satisfaction is work that matters - employees derive a high value from what they do. Do you look closely at these issues for all jobs - particularly those on the front line?

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The benefits of recognizing your team success and the 3 rules of celebration

The benefits of recognizing your team success and the 3 rules of celebration | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Building a great team is a challenging job. You should take pride in your
team’s success. Take time and efforts to celebrate success with your
people. 
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Very few companies do a great job recognizing and rewarding individual and team performance. I liked this article because it reinforces some very simple ideas about recognition.

 

If you're recognizing outstanding performance, why would your employees continue to go above and beyond the call of duty for you?

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B2B: Using Gamification to Grow Employee Engagement and to Encourage a Culture of Employee Recognition

B2B: Using Gamification to Grow Employee Engagement and to Encourage a Culture of Employee Recognition | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

I've been exploring how gamification might work in areas like referrals, but had not yet considered it around employee engagement and recognition. Interesting comparison to LinkedIn's gamification strategy of trying to get you to complete your profile.

 

I'm curious if anyone has started to use gamification on the retention side vs. hiring side?

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I've been exploring how gamification might work in areas like referrals, but had not yet considered it around employee engagement and recognition.

 

I'm curious if anyone has started to use gamification on the retention side vs. hiring side?

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The 'X' Model of Employee Engagement

The 'X' Model of Employee Engagement | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

Employee engagement is a hot topic at the moment, and there is no shortage of available articles that you can read on the subject, however many are complex discussions from differing viewpoints, and this can lead to confusion for business owners wanting to know more.


To be able to follow the discussions around this important subject, it is important to understand the basic framework of employee engagement models, and reference back to these as you read more and develop a greater understanding.


This excellent short video, provides such a framework, and it gives a great overview of a way in which you can determine where your employees sit in terms of their level of engagement with their roles.




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Build better relationships with employees - Sacramento Business Journal

Build better relationships with employees - Sacramento Business Journal | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Build better relationships with employeesSacramento Business JournalAs an executive coach and people strategist, I have witnessed the performance, health and cost benefits that occur when employees are satisfied and well-regarded in their jobs.


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Breaking off the engagement: Study shows that even loyal employees become ... - Phys.Org

Breaking off the engagement: Study shows that even loyal employees become ... - Phys.Org | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Breaking off the engagement: Study shows that even loyal employees become ...Phys.OrgAll businesses want "engaged" employees -- those who are committed to the success of the company and are willing to go the extra mile to see it flourish.


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The Employee Experience Should Come Before Everything

The Employee Experience Should Come Before Everything | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Happy employees = happy customers. It seems obvious, so why do so many companies overlook the employee experience when they set out to improve the customer experience? For one, companies often strugg…
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The author writes from the perspective of improving the customer experience - but talks about how the employee experience has to come first. Interesting trend developing in recent surveys - particularly among the younger generations - is that they want a more flexible work schedule and opportunity to work from home. What does this say about supervision, performance management, and work productivity - particularly for companies that are not prepared to manage flex time and remote working?

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Two Big Reasons Why Work “Culture” Is Overrated

Two Big Reasons Why Work “Culture” Is Overrated | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
The fixation on “culture fit” might be steering us wrong on both sides of the hiring table.
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Opposing view of the argument to work on your culture. The author suggests that perhaps all the work on "culture" is over-rated and harmful. Do you hold this same view? Do you think the obsession with creating a better culture has negative effects?

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The Difference Between Job Satisfaction and Employee Engagement

The Difference Between Job Satisfaction and Employee Engagement | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Employee engagement and job satisfaction are not as similar as you think. Learn the difference to effectively recruit and retain developers
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Interesting article separating the idea of employee happiness and employee engagement. Which one yields the greatest additional discretionary effort? Although the article is focused around hiring developers - it could apply to any position.

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Employee Engagement: Moving the Bus in the RIGHT Direction

It's great to have everyone pulling in the same direction, but what if it's the wrong direction?
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I had the opportunity to present our Vistage workshop "You're NOT the Person I Hired" today to a group of CEOs in the LA area. We did a role play around defining success for the team on product development. As we got deeper into the role-play it was obvious not everyone was on the same page for the results needed by the company. This article I just read makes that same point using different words - the need to align everyone on the team on what are the outcomes - this is probably the greatest failure in execution by most companies. How good a job does your company do in aligning expectations around business goals?

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How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together

How Rudeness Stops People from Working Together | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Incivility can fracture a team.
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I loved this article on the impact of rudeness in working together - whether it be non-profit teams, executive management groups, or on projects. Rudeness, incivility is one of the killers of motivation and high performing teams. In my own work as a non-profit Board President, I get to improve the civility of how people interact, and continually reinforce group norms around civility. One of the books I am reading right now is titled "Choosing Civility". What do you tolerate with your team?

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The Pursuit of Employee Happiness 

The Pursuit of Employee Happiness  | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Learn all about Gusto's latest and greatest HR feature — Employee Happiness Surveys.
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Is anyone conducting employee satisfaction or happiness research, surveys, studies in their organization? What tools are using and how effective are these in improving employee happiness? Check out this tool I stumbled across called Gusto - would love to hear your feedback on what looks like a SaaS approach to employee surveys

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The Best (And Amazingly Easy) Thing You Can Do to Increase Employee Engagement

It's easy to blame employees for lack of engagement, but without a clear, simple, and engaging mission statement and strategy--they won't.
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I wanted to slap myself in the forehead after reading this article. Of course, the mission statement is critical to success. It's one of core elements of culture, focusing employees, and gaining alignment around employee motivation and the purpose of your organization.

 

How strong is your mission statement? Is it a difference maker in hiring and retention?

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The New Rules of Employee Performance Management

The New Rules of Employee Performance Management | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Are you up to date on the new performance management approach?
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Out with the outdated sadistic approach to annual performance reviews. This article talks about how progressive companies are rethinking their approach to performance management and ensuring flawless execution among their employees.

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Employee Recognition: Why Do You Need It?

Employee Recognition: Why Do You Need It? | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
We all hear how employee engagement brings long lasting results, but what exactly are these results and how do you effectively reach them?
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3 Nuances in Employee Recognition Created by Dodgy Brain Reactions - The Human Resources Social Network

3 Nuances in Employee Recognition Created by Dodgy Brain Reactions - The Human Resources Social Network | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

Interesting take on the application of "neuro" thinking as it applies to employee recognition. How would you apply this in your unique organization as it relates to employee recognition?

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Interesting take on the application of "neuro" thinking as it applies to employee recognition. How would you apply this in your unique organization as it relates to employee recognition?

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Onboarding: Ensuring Success for New Hires

Onboarding: Ensuring Success for New Hires | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
"It is an important part of the employer/employee relationship. Effective onboarding programs promote a number of benefits, including greater employee satisfaction, better job performance, greater commitment to the company, ...


Another article on the importance of onboarding which many companies - especially in the small business and entrepreneurial sector IGNORE - Barry


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Unleashing the Power of Employee Performance

Unleashing the Power of Employee Performance | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Managers cite performance evaluations as one of their most disliked tasks, and employees aren't usually fond of them either. But what if you could turn evaluations into a tool that would unleash the power of performance in ...
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