Why Workers Leave – And What You Can Do About It

The best leaders not only build strong teams, but understand how to keep them in place. Sometimes, proactive steps can be taken to prevent a valuable worker who is on the verge of leaving from doing so. How does one know when an employee is considering leaving? Steve Goldstein, president of Engaged Leadership Advisors, recently shared five signs that an employee is ready to quit in an Inc. magazine article. These include losing focus on long-term goals, only accomplishing the bare minimum and a lack of drive to improve. “Think of your employees as assets, not costs. You or one of your leaders hired every one of them, spent time and money trained them and have been leading them for

You Know You Have An Excellent Employee If…

At its core, every manager’s primary responsibility is to assemble a team of strong workers, foster their growth and drive maximum productivity. But determining what makes a great employee is more complex than ever. Getting people who arrive on time and focus on the tasks at hand is good, but it’s not enough in today’s competitive business environments. Liz Ryan, CEO and founder of Human Workplace, a publishing, coaching and consulting firm, recently examined 10 qualities of outstanding employees for Forbes.com. Here are some highlights: Cross-trained – By knowing more than the procedures of their own job, outstanding employees are able to make innovative suggestions that can produce important changes. Relationship builders – Outstanding employees constantly build strong internal and

Mentoring Can Help Stop the Millennial Revolving Door

Happy Labor Day! According to Linda Stinson, a former U.S. Department of Labor historian, the first-ever Labor Day celebration occurred on Sept. 5, 1882, when 10,000 or more New York union members paraded to Wendel’s Elm Park at 92nd Street and 9th Avenue where they drank beer, picnicked and listened to speeches from union leaders. Many of the workers had to forfeit a day’s pay in order to participate. The holiday evolved over the decades, just as America’s work force has experienced significant changes. Today, there is a great deal of talk across all industries about hiring and keeping talented Millennials. The first part – hiring – is happening at a rapid pace. Analysis from Deloitte University Press shows that