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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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Council Post: Using Culture To Discover What Your People Need For Success

Council Post: Using Culture To Discover What Your People Need For Success | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Ask your people what they want. They’ll tell you, if they feel safe to.
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In my workshops on raising engagement and productivity, I talk about the need for leaders to show empathy in their coaching by asking questions. Jay Steven Levin posts some good ones in his recent Forbes article.

 

I call this type of dialogue an LIB discussion - learning, impact, and becoming. The technical HR term for the discussion is a stay interview.

 

Regardless of what you call it - are you as a leaders asking these questions? Are you afraid to ask the questions? If you're not doing it as the boss - everyone else is trying to hook your top performers by engaging in this conversation: former associates, recruiters, and friends. Don't you want to in the drivers seat determining whether your top performers think the grass is greener somewhere else?

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Asking vs. listening: What the difference means for employee engagement

Asking vs. listening: What the difference means for employee engagement | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
There's a difference between asking employees for feedback and listening to them. Learn how to apply active listening tips to employee engagement surveys.
Barry Deutsch's insight:

In my webinar/workshop on Managing Remotely in a Crisis, I've been talking about the need to extend 1-to-1 coaching sessions throughout the entire managerial ranks.

 

One of the issues that surfaced with a group of CEOs the other day on one of these workshops was that they felt personally they were a poor listener and that the management team had no idea of how to listen effectively since they had never done any training.

 

This is a good reminder of the key elements of effective listening. It's very hard to coach when you don't listen.

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