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Big Elephant Called Employee Programs

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The appeal of employee improvement “programs” is understandable. Executives and others in senior management tend to be attracted to them because they sign off and believe the issue is being handled. But more than often, that is not the case. The results are not worth the time and resources.

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Retention: What’ll It Cost You?

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“We train them. Then they leave. Train new people. They leave.” This is what was happening to one client until they finally decided it was time to stop being the free training center for their competition. You may not have a revolving door, but the cost of losing an employee is so high, every level of management must be concerned with retention. The direct cost to replace salaried employees is estimated to be at least 6-9 months of pay and

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The Apple Trick to Innovation

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Even if you are sitting in an electric power plant, someone somewhere in the organization will say it: ”We need to be more innovative” or “What can we do differently to…?” Every company needs new and imaginative ideas and the ability to turn those ideas into new or improved products and services. Now, wouldn’t it be nice if there was an innovation river continually flowing? Just reach in and scoop up that next winning idea to implement? While Apple seems

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