Are You a Talent Hoarder?

Written by Beverly Crowell, EVP, Career Systems International In recent Talent Mobility research by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), it’s noted that “talent hoarding by managers is the leading obstacle to creating mobile workforces.” It made me wonder, am I a talent hoarder? Are you? And, if so, why? According to research by Career […]

Stay Connected to New Hires

Question: I recently hired someone who left within the first quarter. He never gave this organization (or me) a chance. I never even knew he was unhappy or disengaged and now it makes me angry. We spent good money recruiting him and I invested time training him. How do I prevent turnover like this next time? […]

Research Reveals That Paycheck Won’t Keep Them For Long

New research from Career Systems International (CSI) and the Jordan Evans Group, finds that pay is not the most important factor in determining whether an employee stays with an organization. In fact, Fair Pay has moved from fourth place in earlier research to sixth place in this 2014 report. The 2014 “What Keeps You” white […]

Prevent the Exit – Hold a Stay Conversation

By Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans This blog post is based on concepts from Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. This bestselling book provides twenty-six strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive. In addition to updating and revising all information for the fifth edition, the authors have […]

Cost of Disengaged Employees

As a manager, your employees are the most important resources you have to achieving your business goals. But unfortunately, Gallup reports that only 30% of the global employee population is fully engaged. That means that for every dollar invested in attracting, developing and compensating your employees, 70 cents is potentially lost. Not to mention the lost opportunity costs in […]

Engaged Employees – What Leaders Can Learn from the Super Bowl

by Beverly Crowell On Sunday in the United States, millions of people will gather around to watch the two best football teams play in the Super Bowl. Or, just to watch the entertaining commercials! The Broncos and the Seahawks will assemble the best team on the field to enhance their chances of a victory. Inside […]

Back to Work

By Beverly Crowell The first day of school.  A day when everything is brand new and full of promise.  New clothes, new socks, new shoes, new lunchbox and a new backpack.  Pencils are sharpened to a fine point, notebooks are empty, and glue sticks are perfectly perfect. Kids are excited, a little apprehensive and curious about what […]

Curiosity – A Pressing Priority

Curiosity is no longer a passive proposition. It’s a pressing priority. In fact, curiosity might be the most under-the-radar and undervalued leadership competency in business today. Think about it… what could you accomplish if you practiced passionate, curious listening – really listening with intention and a true sense of purpose to learn and understand? What […]