Motivation and Retention

News and Articles About Motivation and Retention

Otherwise Engaged

Get blase employees motivated about their jobs, and they'll really take care of business.

How Much Turnover Is OK?

It's only natural you'll lose some employees now and then. Here's how to determine whether turnover is helping or hurting your business.

Hold On Tight

Better work on keeping your top-notch talent now--while it's still an employers' job market.

Tough Choices

If you want to hire fresh talent, you'll have to pay them more. But what will your existing staff say?

Offer Employee Perks While Still Getting Results

Want to offer flex time, casual dress or other nonpaid incentives? Keep a casual culture productive using results-based communication.

When Employees Miss Deadlines

Don't assume every glitch is a result of poor performance. Instead, look for failures in the system.

Need a Lift?

How to retain employees when pay raises and job security are but a memory

Please Don't Go

Turnover isn't necessarily a fact of life. Learn to keep your employees in the fold.

Becoming a Caring Leader

You don't have to act like Genghis Khan to get your employees to do their jobs. You'll develop a stronger company if you can develop your people skills.

Employee Recognition: Why It Matters

Rewarding employees for a job well-done will do wonders for their performance--and your bottom line.

More Tips for Internal Customer Service

Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, so here are 3 more ways to keep your employees happy.

Internal Customer Service: Getting Your Organization to Work Together

Great customer service isn't just about serving the people <i>outside</i> your company.

What Happened to the Fun?

Loosen up! It is still possible to run a company where cracking smiles and having a blast are part of the daily routine.

Keep the Faithful

Is it better to cut positions or just salaries? . . . and carry the eight . . . wait, stop calculating and think of employee morale.

Keeping Your Employees Moving Forward

Of horses and carts and management: helping your employees understand what their jobs are

Is Asking Questions Motivational--or Just Plain Irritating?

It's OK to ask questions. But be careful not to step on any toes in the process.

Having a Positive Influence

Get employees and customers to do what you want by giving them what they want.

Retaining Employees After Layoffs

Your remaining staff is picking up the slack, but you can't afford to pay them more. So how do you keep them happy?

Overcoming "Security Screener Syndrome"

When jobs are repetitive and boring, they will not be done well. Have you examined your employees' job descriptions lately?

Reassuring Employees After Layoffs

You've laid off part of your staff. Now how can you convince those remaining that your company will survive?

Herky-Perky

The perks to keep and cut

Rewarding Your Employees

You don't have to spend a bundle to reinforce good behavior.

Bidding Wars

Should you match an offer an employee gets from another company?

Is Job Rotation A Motivator Or A Punishment?

When employees are burned out, will giving them a change of scenery help?

Think Positive

Encouraging your employees is good, but providing positive reinforcement is even better.

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