It has been said that the only thing worse than losing a great employee is keeping a bad one. Indeed highly talented and qualified individuals are able to find employment in any economy. Their departure leaves us with the least talented resources
Donald Snyder, owner of multiple Detroit area Papa John’s pizza restaurants in the Ann Arbor area has identified two categories of employees moving from job to job. The first category is employees earning less than $12 per hour. The second is the pool of top talent. Fortunately, a survey from Right Management provides insight as to why the most-qualified employees resign.
When Calvin Coolidge announced he would not run for re-election to the Office of the President of the United States he surprised many people. No reason for the retirement was given so one reporter felt duty bound to ascertain the reason. Coolidge replied, "I'm leaving the office because there is no room for advancement."
As odd a reason as this may be it is the leading reasons people leave.
How to keep your best employees is something all business leaders must know. Here are the four necessary aspects. (Click on the link or go to the attached list to maneuver through all four reasons).
- Develop advancement plans even when there is no traditional advancement
- Lead from outside the box
- Know where to put your hands
- Develop non-monetary appreciation for contribution
- Employment Diversity In Michigan , a networking group on Linked In.
- Culture Bridges are a look at the contents of the character within each of us. Information is contained on more than 20 different categories of culture.
- Cultural Faux Pas is an interesting quiz about marketing mistakes made by others.
- Culture Quizzes allow you to test your cultural IQ with fun and informative quizzes.
- Life’ Leadership Lessons by Rick Weaver- 53 anecdotal leadership lessons. Paperback, e-book, Kindle.
Top books for those in leadership
- First, Break All the Rules: What the world's greatest managers do differently.
- 101 Tough Conversations to Have with Employees: A manager's guide to addressing performance, conduct and discipline challenges.
- The Servant Leader: How to build a creative team, develop great morale, and improve bottom-line performance.
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and people will follow you.
- The Ant and the Elephant: Leadership for the self.The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: How to take charge, build your team, and get immediate results