4 Employee Relation Strategies to Keep Top Talent

You recruited the best of the best and they accepted the job. Your work is done. Wrong! Recruiting great employees is the first step and keeping them is the second. Employee turnover is expensive. Studies show the total cost of losing an employee can range from 1.5-2X the employee’s annual salary. Here are 4 employee relation strategies to keep your top-performers engaged and motivated: 1. Create a shared vision - Employees want to feel like they are a part of something and be in the know. It is important at all levels of the company employees know where you are going and how you are going to get there. Teaching employees to “think like an owner” will allow them to feel important and confide

Wake Up to a Better Approach to Meetings

Have you sat in a meeting and you wondered why you were there? Were you unclear about the purpose of the meeting? Did you find that nothing got done after the meeting? And did you even almost fall asleep?! If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re not alone. 67% of workers say spending too much time in meetings distracts them from doing their jobs. And a dismal 11% say that all of their meetings are productive. Here are a few strategies for you to consider: Before the meeting... Communicate Purpose and Goals - Define what you want to accomplish. This doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Say to yourself...“The purpose of this meeting is to _______, and we need to accomplish _____

Get Used to Feeling Uncomfortable

I hate looking stupid or failing, but I've gotten used to it. Why? Because if I don’t put myself in an uncomfortable position, I’m not learning. If I’m not learning, I’m not growing. Here are a few strategies to practice this week: Success is not built on a bunch of successes – We’re taught to believe that the most successful people always succeeded. On the contrary. You have to fail to learn from mistakes and persevere. Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star because he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” Check out how Steve Jobs cites his mistakes as contributing to his overall success. Lean into failure and learn from it – Ouch, it hurts! When you fail or make mistakes, tr

How to Stay Motivated After the Holidays

The end of the year brings a lot of excitement and a lot on our calendars. Work parties followed by social gatherings, gifts to buy, vacations to attend, and year-end goals to hit. The most wonderful time of the year makes January a time when most people need a vacation from their vacation. Those first weeks back to reality can be the hardest to stay motivated and focused. Here are a few tips to get back in the zone: Get Organized- Identify the most important things you need to get done this month to reach your goals and write them down. Then, prioritize the list into what needs to get done first and break down the biggest tasks into simpler, actionable steps. Ease Your Way Back In- Putting

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