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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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Your Employees Just Aren't That Into You

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A new survey shows that employees who aren't into their jobs cite their relationship with their boss as the biggest problem.
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For years I've been talking about how one of the most important elements of employee satisfaction is highly correlated to the "relationship (read: trust) an employee has with their boss.


It's nice to see my anecdotal experience of working with thousands of Vistage and TEC companies statistically validated. The problem I see is that most entrepreneurial companies and small businesses put managers in charge that DO NOT understand how to manage, coach, guide their teams.


The managers are good people - the training is inadequate OR non-existent.


Barry Deutsch

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Barry Deutsch's comment, January 21, 2013 6:59 PM
John - not sure if's as much an issue about the Peter Principle - my perspective is that most companies don't prepare managers and executives to lead people. They assume if someone has the title, they must be a good manager (big time myth).
John Wade: pragmatic support for law firm leaders's comment, January 22, 2013 6:09 PM
I agree with you Barry - and that's why I point to The Leadership Principle book. The chapters I recommend talk to exactly why many new managers fail - because they are failed by their bosses in terms of contextualising their new role. To a degree one would, though, expect capable people to realise that a new title and different responsibilities
John Wade: pragmatic support for law firm leaders's comment, January 22, 2013 6:13 PM
...carry different mindsets, which is why, at the risk of being thought polemic and hard-hearted, some might argue that people are promoted beyond their capability. Taken at face-value, that's right.
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No Incentives Means Low Employee Engagement and Retention

No Incentives Means Low Employee Engagement and Retention | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

With optimism returning to the US job market, the disconnect between workers and employers on effective means of employee engagement highlighted in a recent Randstad study is drawing employee retention concerns.


Another study talking about the increasing job market opportunities for top talent and the decreasing level of employee engagement. Are you prepared for a huge spike in turnover of your best talent.


One of the best ways to "recruiter-proof" your company is to implement a retention program that includes elements of non-monetary rewards and recognition, feedback, learning and development opportunities.


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What Motivates Employees: Do You Ever Wonder “Why” They Work?

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What are the “Why” questions you are regularly asked or do you ask yourself?


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Employee Recognition: 5 Keys from Taj Hotels Resorts - Forbes

Employee Recognition: 5 Keys from Taj Hotels Resorts - Forbes | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

Taj Hotels shares what they do around employee recogntition


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5 Employee Morale Killers

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Guaranteed methods to boost attrition and sap employees' motivation.


I'm not sure why so many companies insist on killing employee motivation, satisaction, engagement, job enjoyment, and passion.


In fact, it's not just the absence of retention/engagement programs as the author mentions in this article, it's the specific things you do that turn people off and make them want to seek opportunities at your competitors.


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HR Magazine - Social media can be a powerful internal engagement tool

HR Magazine - Social media can be a powerful internal engagement tool | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

"While many firms are investing in a strong social media output, or indeed focusing their entire marketing strategy through digital and social platforms, a communications disconnect can be found at the centre of many large organisations."


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Employee Engagement - Are Your Employees Emotionally Starving To Death?

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If you want to improve employee engagement, you must take the first step. (RT @stopthevanilla: RT @stopthevanilla: Employee Engagement - Are Your Employees Emotionally Starving To Death?


Most companies suck at providing specific programs to create a culture for employee engagement. No wonder less than 25% of all employees are dissatisfied with their job. Is any wonder that over 50% of your workforce in any given month goes onto job boards to see if the grass is greener somewhere else.


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Bullied By the Boss ~ scary statistics

Bullied By the Boss ~ scary statistics | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

The Daily Mail reported on new evidence in The Lancet that being bossed around at work could raise the risk of employees having a heart attack by a quarter.


Have you ever been bullied by a boss? Ever feel like you're back in High School being screamed at by your coach. You're too old for this crap! Why do you put up with it? How can CEOs and executives tolerate this behavior? What does it say for your culture and values of the way you treat people?


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Seven Ways to Motivate Top Talent in De-Motivating Times ...

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Seven Ways to Motivate Top Talent in De-Motivating Times. September 16, 2012. Seven Ways to Motivate Top Talent in De-Motivating Times Chief Executive Magazine by Brad Remillard. So how do you motivate your top talent to achieve the ...


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Retaining Talent? It Starts at the Top

Retaining Talent? It Starts at the Top | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Hiring and retaining top talent is critical to every business’ success.

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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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JumpStart Your Employee Motivation

Delegation is providing your employees with ownership of the task, providing the tools for successfully completing the task, expressing the reward and consequences for completing the task and following up accordingly.


A good list of employee motivation strategies to drive higher performance and employee engagement. - Barry Deutsch

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HP Blogs - Survey says that workers don’t care about work?! I... - The HP Blog Hub

HP Blogs - Survey says that workers don’t care about work?! I... - The HP Blog Hub | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
I just came across this post in Baseline that states: More Workers Don’t Care About Work . I found this appalling. When so much of our lives are tied up into something – how can someone not care about it?


Another survey talking about declining employee motivation, morale, and engagement. As productivity plunges in most companies, when will the pain become so great that CEOs wake up and start to implement programs to raise employee satisfaction, morale, engagement, and passion? - Barry Deutsch

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How to improve employee engagement

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"Employee engagement takes place where workers are usually motivated, excited as well as totally involved."

Barry Deutsch's insight:

A simple post with a list of the elements it takes to engage your workforce. After 30 years in executive search, I am still amazed how many companies don't implement more than one or two of these elements.


What are you going to put in place to prevent your best talent from leaving?


Barry Deutsch

IMPACT Hiring Solutions HIRE and RETAIN Top Talent

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/blog

 

Do you have a FREE Copy of our best selling e-book on how to hiring and retaining top talent?

 

http://www.impacthiringsolutions.com/hiring-managers/hiring-products/our-award-winning-book/a-digital-ebook-version

 

Learn how your success depends on the quality of the team you build and keep by joining us in our LinkedIn Discussion Group on hiring and retaining top talent

 

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Social Psychology Tips To Engage And Motivate

Social Psychology Tips To Engage And Motivate | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
By Elizabeth Borton Last week, Paul Hebert spoke at the Greater Cincinnati HR Association meeting. I first met Paul at HRevolution and then was captivated by his presentation at the Ohio SHRM in 20...


So few managers and HR professionals seem to grasp the need to implement specific programs to engage, motivate, and encourage passion among their workforce. Most are so stuck in the 1970s model of authoritarian rule, that it's hard to shift to the new normal of needing to engage your workforce.


The problem is that if most managers and HR professionals don't get it soon, we'll start to see the typical turnover levels increase among the best talent due to an improving job market and declining level of employee satisfaction.


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Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes

Your Employees are Engaged...REALLY? - Forbes | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

"Recently, I dropped in on an innovative workspace for one of my software technology clients– it's a very cool office space. An open-plan, communal space with worktables in rows, very low partitions between areas, and no private offices."

 

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"Here are my top 5 questions which help construct the WHYS of employee engagement for leaders.

 

1) Why am I here?

2) Why should I trust you leadership?

3) Why should I be loyal to your company?

4) Why don’t you communicate your company values?

5) Why aren’t you clear about the rewards of working in this company?"

 

Read the rest of this article by Meghan Biro. Important questions leaders should consider....


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3 Secrets of Happy Employees

3 Secrets of Happy Employees | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Master these elements to cultivate a happier workplace and greater productivity.


What do you do to foster a positive culture that encourages employee motivation,satisfaction, engagement, and passion?


Do you actually have initiatives, programs, tactics, metrics, and tools to accomplish this "culture improvement", OR is it one of hope based on employees showing up for work everyday.


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5 Employee Morale Killers

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Is a Day of Reckoning on the Horizon for Workplace Bullies? - Above the Law

Above the LawIs a Day of Reckoning on the Horizon for Workplace Bullies?


Do you allow and tolerate workplace bullies? Are you a bully?


Does it make you nervous that you might be on the wrong side of a multi-million dollar lawsuit over this issue? What kind of programs or training do you put in place to prevent workplace bullying?


You see a lot of these programs in place in elementary, middle school, and high school settings, but do we really need to treat our employees like children?


What does it say for your culture when you tolerate bullying?


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How Leaders Are Creating Engagement In Today's Workplaces

How Leaders Are Creating Engagement In Today's Workplaces | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
If there's one topic that continues to persist in the minds and radars of most leaders today, it's the issue of employee engagement.


Why do some many leaders, executive, CEOs, and HR professionals struggle with creating executable programs around engagement?


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Rewards and Recognition: What It Means to Your Employees

Rewards and Recognition: What It Means to Your Employees | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Many employers believe it's unnecessary to reward employees for a job they are getting paid to do, but what employers need to understand is that materialistic reward systems are not at all the same as recognizing employees ...


This is exactly what I talk about in my speaker program on Employee Motivation and Engagement. You must praise people when the do an exceptional job - when they knock the ball out of the ballpark. Yet, praise - recognition for doing an exception job above and beyond the call of duty - is frequently not mentioned, paraded in front of peers, or given an appropriate round of applause.


And that's a complete turn-off to your best performers. They'll start leaving over time when required praise is not given.


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Increasing Engagement of Front line Employees by Kevin Eikenberry

Increasing Engagement of Front line Employees by Kevin Eikenberry | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it

How do I get a truck driver to engage with the business and think about their work differently?”

 

Two mental mistakes.
1/ People ask the question from their perspective, and don’t consider the perspective of the other person (or make wild assumptions about it).
2/ People assume others don’t want the same things they do.

 

Help people see a new perspective.


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Do Your Managers Make Your Employees Miserable

Do Your Managers Make Your Employees Miserable | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
As an executive recruiter, one of the most common reasons I hear from candidates of why they are looking to leave their current role...


Why do you tolerate toxic, average, and mediocre supervisors, managers, and executives?


It's impossible to hire and keep great talent without great leadership - Barry

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Trust – The Key to Unlocking Employee Happiness

How are you and your company building trust equity?


One of the most important elements of employee satisfaction is the level of trust they have with their immediate boss or supervisor. Are you building or destroying trust equity with your team? - Barry Deutsch

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The Connection Between Employment Brand and Employee Engagement [Infographic]

The Connection Between Employment Brand and Employee Engagement [Infographic] | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Do you want to make your brand resonate with your employees? Most companies start by using their recognition program to reinforce and explain the desired values and behaviors. But if you want to make those values come alive—–go deeper.


Happy employees are more positive in telling their friends about opportunities at your company and in working with customers. Do you have happy employees who are brand ambassadors or sourpuss employees who could care less? - Barry Deutsch


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