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How to keep your best people? Support work-life balance

For the past two weeks, I’ve been doing a series of blog posts on what leaders can do to stop their best people from walking out the door. Here’s one final idea in this series – support work-life balance. When

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How to keep your best people? – create a fun workplace filled with laughter

Continuing with our series on how to stop your best people from walking on the door, today’s suggestion is to create a fun workplace filled with laughter. The research shows that there is a direct correlation between workplace fun, productivity

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How to keep your best people? Open the lines of communication

Last week I started the second wave of a series of blog posts on what it takes to stop your best people from jumping ship. Today’s suggestion: open the lines of communication. By that I mean two-way communication, a dialogue,

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How to keep your best people? Get to know them personally

In October, I started a short series on the blog on specific things that leaders can do to keep their best people from walking out the door. My posts on giving sincere praise often, buffering staff from bureaucracy, and paying

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Employees quit their boss, not their job

For the past two weeks, I’ve been addressing the question – What does it take to stop your best people from walking out the door? But it’s raised the issue of why people choose to leave in the first place.

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How to keep your best people? Pay them fairly

We’re underway in an ongoing series on how to keep your best people from walking out the door and over to your competition. So far I’ve talked about giving sincere praise often and buffering your staff from bureaucracy. Today I

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