Category Archives: Talent Management

Zappos: A Sales Giant Powered by Passionate People

Zappos is a true American success story.  Not only are they a financial powerhouse, but an amazing place to work.  Zappos is an online retailer that sells shoes and other merchandise.  They have ap proximately 1500 employees and are located … Continue reading

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Pay and benefits are important, but….

Pay and benefits are important, but financial incentives are limited in their ability to motivate and drive performance improvement. For most people, the most powerful form of reward and recognition is a job that gives them a sense of purpose … Continue reading

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The Undercover Boss and the Invisible Employee

A recent national television program has caught my attention.  The show is called, Undercover Boss which appears on CBS on Sunday nights.  Each week a CEO works undercover on the front line of his organization.  This week’s show featured Dave … Continue reading

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Fired Up! Leading Your Organization to Achieve Exceptional Results

“Fired Up” is a leadership book designed to help business owners, leaders and managers build a high energy work culture that accelerates individual and organizational performance. As a result, you will create a great place to work that makes more money, generates higher sales and provides outstanding service to your customers and workers alike. Continue reading

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How to Increase Job Satisfaction and Improve Employee Engagement

Job satisfaction has dropped in a recent survey. Businesses who don’t improve job satisfaction are at risk of lowering their productivity and at risk of losing their good employees. A new survey conducted by the Conference Board showed only 45 percent of Americans are satisfied with their work. This is the lowest level ever recorded by the Conference Board in more than 22 years of research.

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Factors that Drive Employee Turnover and Job Satisfaction

Successful organizations realize employee retention is integral to sustaining their leadership and growth in the marketplace. Most businesses focus on employee retention when employee turnover starts to increase. However, good organizations make employee retention a core element of their talent management and organizational development strategy. Those that fail to make employee retention a priority are at risk of losing their top talented people to the competition.

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Why Good Companies Fail

Tulips, Turnips and Turn a Round Strategies Have you ever experienced this in your company?  Company X celebrated their 20th anniversary this year.  During those 20 years a lot of things have changed.  Once a shining star in their industry, … Continue reading

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