Onboarding Employees

The Unexpected Secret to Retention After the Pandemic: Onboarding

Why Onboarding Matters More Than You Think

It’s becoming clear that effective onboarding is absolutely critical to retaining talent in the post-COVID world, as employers are struggling as never before to keep new talent on board.

With Read more >

We can’t afford to have happy employees

I hear this often – we don’t have the budget of Google or Apple – we simply can’t afford to have happy employees.

There’s a misperception out there that in order to have happy employees you have to throw extraordinary pay and fabulous perks at them.

First, let’s look at perks – while I’ll be the first to admit that a massage would be nice or Read more >

What’s the value of my Psychic Compensation? Add it up here.

What's it worth to you to work in a company where you feel good about coming to work? Grab a pen and paper and find out. Calculate how much each of these is worth to you on an annual basis:

  1. Doing work that contributes to the success of your company (knowing what you do makes a difference)
  2. Working for a company that helps society through its product/service/contributions
  3. Enjoying the people you work with
  4. Being genuinely appreciated for your hard work
  5. Working in a workplace where you trust the people you work with and know that you are trusted
  6. Working in a workplace where you respect the people you work with and know you are respected
  7. Being "in the know" of what's going on within your company
  8. Knowing that if you need to occasionally take care of a loved one who's sick you can without repercussions or sideways glances
  9. Having a manager or supervisor you respect, can count on and who's fair
  10. Knowing you have control over how to get your work done
  11. Working where there's truly transparency, open communication and where feedback is not only heard, but taken seriously

Now add it up. How much?

Top 9 Questions to Ask in an Exit Interview

There’s really only one reason to do an exit interview – to potentially learn from an individual who is leaving your company whatever it is they felt they couldn’t say while they were working there.  (Ideally if communication was  effective prior to their leaving, you would know just about everything else.)  And the only reason you would want to kn Read more >

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