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Staying Power – Book, Keynote & Workshop

Crescendo Strategies is thrilled to announce Cara Silletto, MBA, & Leah Brown‘s newest employee retention book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer, released in March 2018. Read more about it below, order your copies here, and then contact us to schedule your Staying Power event today! Staying Power: Why Your Employees […]

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Employees Are Quitting, Now What? – Part 1

Let’s survey your current staff! How many people in your organization have been there 10+ years, are deep-rooted and likely aren’t going anywhere until retirement? We’ll call these staff “trees.” And how many people haven’t been there long, and their position will likely turn over multiple times in the next few years? We’ll call these […]

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Stop Hiring Recruiters When You Really Need A Retention Specialist!

If employee retention is a major issue for your organization, why are you hiring an additional recruiter? Why put a bandage on the issue by adding to the recruiting team, when “recruiting the wrong people” is only a tiny part of the real causes for increased turnover? Instead, consider hiring and empowering a Retention Specialist […]

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Questions You Can’t Ask About Your Staff

Cara answers the workforce questions you might get in trouble for asking at the office. Do you have your own nagging questions about working with your staff? Submit it here! Q: So how do we mentor a Millennial to understand that “YOLO” is not feasible? A: Encourage them to think like a manager. Have authentic conversations with […]

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Vlog: When Did You Start Working?

When did you start working? Lots of Boomers and Gen Xers are wondering, “Why do Millennials seem so clueless about starting work?” Do Millennials experience starting work in the workforce the same way as those before them? In this vlog, Leah Brown, Crescendo’s Talent Retention Strategist, shares some of the factors that have drastically changed […]

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Strategies for Retaining Talent When Employees Have the Upper Hand

Strategies for Organizations Winning the Talent Battle We all understand the concept of a buyer’s market vs. seller’s market in real estate. Typically, one side or the other has an advantage as the housing market and/or economy shifts over time. The same is true for the workforce. At any given time, we’re either in an […]

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The Goldilocks Approach to Challenge in the Workplace

Studies have shown that the degree to which you care about performing well in any activity is directly related to your enjoyment of that activity. This is true for both work and leisure endeavors. Additionally, the amount of enjoyment you derive from that activity skyrockets with the right amount of challenge. Think of this as […]

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Why Employees Now Have the Upper Hand

We all understand the concept of a buyer’s market vs. seller’s market in real estate. Typically, one side or the other has an advantage as the housing market and/or economy shifts over time. The same is true for the workforce. At any given time, we’re either in an employer’s market or an employee’s market, and […]

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Why Assigning Meaningful Work is Critical

We all have a job description that someone else assigned to us. That description is important for filling a company’s vacancy with a qualified candidate. The HR department determines the right candidate for the job and a person is hired. Indoctrination training takes place. Expectations are set. And work proceeds. The quality of that work, […]

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