Engaging Your Employees Articles

  • These are easy ways to have millennials stay at your company longer and care more.

    4 Easy Ways to Improve Millennial Retention

    February 17, 2017

    They’ve been called the job-hopping generation, the commitment-phobes and generation cry. The stereotype isn’t entirely unfounded. Millennials change jobs far more often than non-millennials, according to LinkedIn research. Last year alone, 21 percent of millennials changed jobs. We all know turnover is costly. When you factor in leadership time, loss of...

  • Setting big hairy goals sounds great, but they aren't always a good idea.

    No, Setting Stretch Goals is Not Always a Good Idea

    January 27, 2017

    A quick personal story. About five years ago I weighed 220 pounds, or a good 45 pounds overweight for my frame. Eager to do something about it I made extreme goals – run a marathon, lift weights five days a week, etc. None of it worked as I’d inevitably fail after a few days and go back to the sweet comfort of buffalo wings. One day, out of ideas, I asked myself...

  • You should ask these three questions in your exit interviews to get truly meaningful feedback.

    3 Questions You Should Ask in Your Exit Interviews

    January 20, 2017

    There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re leaving you. Perhaps they’re going to the competition, switching industries or launching their own firm. Or maybe they’ve decided to be a poet and travel the world. No matter what the circumstances, it’s hard not to take a resignation...

  • Sam Shank, CEO and co-founder of HotelTonight, built his company's culture around three core values.

    How HotelTonight Actually Measures Its Company Culture

    November 28, 2016

    There’s a misnomer out there that your company’s culture somehow can’t be measured. Perhaps some parts can’t be, but largely, a...

  • Bosses Really Matter. Here Are 8 Stats That Prove It.

    August 15, 2016

    Your boss can be a matter of life-or-death. Seriously. Swedish researchers at the Stress Research Institute in Stockholm studied 3,100...

  • The Most Ridiculous Things Bad Bosses Have Ever Done

    August 12, 2016

    Three-out-of-four workers report that their boss is the most stressful part of their job, and bad bosses cost companies $360 billion...