PERSONAL NOTE FROM GREG SMITH
Just returned from a week down in St. Lucia working with the largest grocery store chain on the island. I know–tough life! Not only is St. Lucia a beautiful place to visit, but was personally rewarding to work there as well.
I trust you are doing well, learning, and developing yourself professionally with our newsletters and advice.
If I can be of service to you or your organization, please do not hesitate to call me.
DEVELOP YOUR MANAGERS WITH TELESEMINARS
Many organizations have asked us to provide monthly teleseminars for their management team. Contact us for this cost-effective way to train your managers and support team.
YOU WILL LEARN:
–How to design an organizational retention strategy
–Greg’s proven 5-step process for high retention
–Steps to take today to slow the exodus
–Examples of high retention work places (healthcare/business)
–How to use an Individual Retention Plan
–How to organize and run an employee involvement program
–How to create incentives that attract and keep your best performers
–Peer recognition programs and the importance of appreciation
Cost: $75 per person
Call 800-821-2487/770-860-9464 for more information or go here
TIPS TO THINK ABOUT
Here are a few new tips you can adapt to help you create a more productive and motivating work environment.
Recognize with a Title: Employers have discovered that people do care about their job titles–sometimes they will even choose the better title over more pay. A recent graduate with a desire to move up in a chosen career field may feel that acquiring a title which will look good on the resume is worth accepting a little less money. Recruiters have discovered that they receive a better response with well-chosen job titles. You can also encourage an employee by giving him or her a prestigious title even if you cannot afford to pay more money.
Gold Stars and Frogs: At Wachovia Bank, each Monday morning they set milestones for the week with input from staff members. On Friday, employees receive a Gold Star and $2.00 (funny money) for each milestone met. Employees can also recognize their peers with a sticker of a frog, which is worth $1.00. Staff members display the gold stars and frogs on a white cardboard poster. At the end of each month, they hold a random drawing for a dinner ($50.00) and movies ($25.00).
Generate Competition! A tip from the US Air Force. Once each quarter the Wing Commander recognizes the airman, NCO and Sr. NCO of the quarter at a Commander’s Call. Nominations come from within each unit, which then works to support their nominee, thereby generating competition between units.
Birthday Club. Energize your employees with fun! Once a month hold a Monthly Birthday Club celebration. At break-time, have special “goodies” and recognize employees who have a birthday that month with a card.
USING ASSESSMENTS TO HIRE AND DEVELOP TOP TALENT
The most important aspect of any business is recruiting, selecting, and retaining top people. Research shows those organizations that spend more time recruiting and developing high-caliber people earn 22% higher return to shareholders than their industry peers.
Ponder for a moment the last person you hired or promoted. Did they work out as intended? Or did they turn into somebody totally unlike what you thought?
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