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“Millennial” Entitlement: What’s in Your Closet?

Think of the houses built before the 1970s.  Most of them had closets smaller than the ones we see in homes built today.  In many cases, the older the home was the smaller the closet was. Before the turn of the century, many homes had no closet at all!   Clothes were folded and stored in […]

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Need to Retain Your Talent? Start with Building Trust

By Cara Silletto, MBA, and Leah Brown – Crescendo Strategies Today’s new workforce does not blindly trust leadership: companies have to work for it. That mindset stems from a few things. Millennials (born 1981-1996) have grown up surrounded by a 24/7 news cycle and more information than ever about people in leadership positions taking advantage […]

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Empowering Company Leaders Improves Retention

By Cara Silletto, MBA, and Leah Brown – Crescendo Strategies Reducing employee turnover demands an investment of time, talent, and dollars. But it also requires companies to stop playing the blame game. It’s time to take responsibility for turnover problems and build a company culture that puts retention at the forefront. Problems with employee turnover […]

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New Staffing Models That Reduce Unnecessary Employee Turnover

By Cara Silletto, MBA, and Leah Brown – Crescendo Strategies It’s no secret that the world we live in (especially when it comes to the workforce) is constantly evolving. We find that oftentimes, the ways companies have been run successfully in the past no longer align with the needs and expectations of today’s new workforce. […]

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Employees’ First Days on the Job Affect Their Willingness to Stay

By Cara Silletto, MBA, and Leah Brown – Crescendo Strategies As companies prepare and adapt for the shorter-term workforce today, onboarding becomes an even more crucial piece to the retention puzzle. An evaluation and potential revamp of your orientation and onboarding processes may be critical for greater staffing stability moving forward. Before Day One Even […]

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Recruiting Strategies to Bolster Staff Retention

By Cara Silletto, MBA, and Leah Brown – Crescendo Strategies Improving recruiting efforts alone will not fix a company’s employee retention issues. A company’s first efforts in reducing unnecessary employee turnover should always start with the reasons people are leaving. If companies focus on gaining greater staffing stability and keeping the employees they have, over […]

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Management Effectiveness Makes or Breaks Retention Efforts

By Cara Silletto, MBA, and Leah Brown – Crescendo Strategies High employee turnover can be affected by a myriad of factors – you know this. But no matter the company, the most beneficial place to start with retention efforts resides at the top: Improving management effectiveness. You can find the best talent, put all your […]

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Workforce training funding may be available – here’s how you find your money!

The federal government (and many state governments) have passed legislation allowing for grant money to go towards workforce training programs. Employers can often use this money on programs that bolster their workforce, improve employee retention, etc. – including programs such as Crescendo’s Workforce Retention Bootcamp. Most companies, however, don’t know about thousands of free training […]

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