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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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How to manage poor employee performance

How to manage poor employee performance | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
When one member of your team begins to perform below par, this can have a knock-on effect across the whole business. So, dealing effectively with performance issues is a must. Your team is the beating heart of your company.
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Some good tips on managing performance - particularly when performance falls below your expectations. NOTE the importance of setting clear and specific goals/outcomes.

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability | TED Talk

Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
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In my workshops on how to conduct effective 1-to-1s, I've been talking about the need for CEOs, Executives, and managers to first demonstrate vulnerability to get their employees to open up and speak truthfully.

 

Excellent TED talk on this subject.

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How to Help Employees Avoid Fearing Shutdowns - Glassdoor for Employer

How to Help Employees Avoid Fearing Shutdowns - Glassdoor for Employer | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Managers already had their hands full and then COVID-19 struck. Now leaders must help employees navigate economic and financial uncertainties while ma...
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How do you have difficult conversations and messaging with your employees when the future is uncertain? How do you give them hope, reassurance, comfort - without false or misleading information? This article provides some good ideas around overcoming the fear that is gripping many of your employees about their future job status.

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6 Simple Things Managers Can Say to Keep Employees Motivated

6 Simple Things Managers Can Say to Keep Employees Motivated | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
How to keep employees motivated and happy? It's the million-dollar question all managers ask themselves at some point in their tenure. Connecting and communicating with employees is key. Managers can drive employee happiness and motivation by expressing these simple statements regularly.
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Teach your managers these six simple phrases to say to their teams and you'll see a dramatic improvement in happiness, engagement, and job satisfaction.

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Council Post: Embrace And Improve Your Remote Workforce With These 15 Management Tips

Council Post: Embrace And Improve Your Remote Workforce With These 15 Management Tips | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Proper management is the key to sustaining employee and company success in a remote workplace environment.
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Here from Forbes some key points reinforcing those I've been making in my Vistage Managing Remotely in a Crisis workshop on Zoom: set expectations and manage them, do face to face meetings on video, over communicate, create a communications plan and stick to it,

 

How well is your leadership doing leading across these elements?

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Employee engagement: How to keep furloughed employees engaged and motivated

Employee engagement: How to keep furloughed employees engaged and motivated | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
As well as engaging with your front line employees, it’s essential to maintain communication with furloughed employees and ensure that the whole team continues to feel valued and motivated during the current crisis and beyond.
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I agree with this recommendation by the author 100 percent.  Are you staying in touch with your terminated or furloughed employees? How are you maintaining a strong relationship with the folks you might want to hire back?

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How do you check the pulse of your employees on Slack?

How do you check the pulse of your employees on Slack? | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
With Slack, your teams remain productive despite the lockdown. The tool allows you to poll your employees and take the pulse of their commitment.
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As you may be aware from some of my previous posts, I've been urging my clients to move to a chat-based tool for communication like the yammer tool on teams or slack. Interesting article about taking the pulse of your employees through such a tool on a continuous basis throughout the year.

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6 tips on remote work success during COVID-19 | Canadian HR Reporter

6 tips on remote work success during COVID-19 | Canadian HR Reporter | Retain Top Talent | Scoop.it
Regular check-ins, relaxed rules, leadership support among solutions...
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Here's my key take away from the article (there was some other good information about communication and the cadence of check-ins):

 

“Most people are probably worried about where they stand from a job standpoint. HR departments should definitely be open to having people talk to them about anxieties related to their job security, that’s a huge one. You may even want your leadership to pre-empt some of those worries by getting in front of that question. I took the time to actually let people know I’m available if you are worried about job security: ‘Come and talk to me.’ I’m going to tell you all the things that we’re going to do before they even have to worry about that.’”

 

Are you or your management team members having these conversations? Do your front line employees feel reassured?

 

If you're not a member of the top executive team, has your manager taken the time to give you comfort the future of your job?

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