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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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What Does An Employee Retention Specialist Do?

An excerpt from Staying Power: While retention must be top of mind for leaders across the organization at this point, companies also need to identify and empower retention specialists to gather information, drive the conversation and implement these new initiatives. When turnover reaches a certain level, many organizations finally approve the funding for an additional position […]

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Should I Use My Cell Phone In A Waiting Room?

Should I Use My Cell Phone In A Waiting Room? Recently I was speaking for a group of dental professionals when the subject of cell phone use came up.  Normally when this topic arises, employers are seeking advice on cell phone policies for their employees.  However, this time it was in reference to patient use […]

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Podcast Extravaganza

Now you can look forward to your next long drive! Listen in to our newest interviews for insights on today’s workforce challenges and game-changing retention advice.   1. “Change Your Mindset” Podcast TOPIC: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer No more mandatory Saturdays and unlimited PTO?! Hear Peter and Cara’s lively discussion […]

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Retaining Today’s New “Lazy & Entitled” Workforce

Are you frustrated that your new hires aren’t anything like your hard-working seasoned employees who are more dependable and loyal? You’re not alone, and you’re not crazy for thinking they’re from a different planet! But before you judge newer (often younger) workers as lazy, entitled or having no work ethic, take a quick look at […]

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How to Enhance Trust, Loyalty and Retention with Employees

As a Talent Retention Strategist, my job is to help companies keep their employees. Unfortunately, in today’s climate, that’s a lot harder than it used to be. Unnecessary turnover is rampant and most businesses are struggling to keep new hires for more than a year or two.   I’m confident that one of the main issues is the false assumption that employees start off with […]

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What Not To Wear to a Baseball Game

  Recently I was having a discussion with a client about how lax dress code standards are today versus what he was used to from the workforce of forty years ago, when out of the blue he said: “Heck, people even used to wear suits to go to baseball games!” I agreed with him and […]

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