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3 Questions on Employee Turnover | The Guru’s Have Spoken… But We Want To Know What YOU Have To Say About Employee Turnover

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3 Sure-Fire Strategies to Inspire Stellar Performance

He wrings his hands at the end of the month, end of the quarter, and at year-end hoping he squeaks by to deliver on his metrics… He keeps his door closed or half-way shut… No news is good news… It’s all about him and what you’ve done for him lately… What kind of life was this? An all too familiar story. Getting results comes easier by facilitating active problem-solving, promoting, recognizing and supporting others’ hard work. 3 Sure-Fire Strategies to…

Promotion from Within… Is It Your Best Option?

Harold was promoted from within. On his first day, he came in dressed as the boss. Practically overnight he pulled a Jekyll & Hyde where everyone wondered what had happened. He went shopping over the weekend for a new wardrobe, got a haircut, and ditched the ball cap. His former teammates said, “what’s gotten in to him?”, “It’s gone to his head?”  You wanted the promotion and finally got it. You’ve worked hard and have now been recognized for your…

9 Time Tested Employee Engagement Ideas That Even Work For Millennials

According to Gallup, only 29 percent of Millennials are engaged at work (emotionally and behaviorally connected to their job and company), which is why about 60 percent of Millennials say they are open to a different job opportunity. This Millennial engagement epidemic and the turnover costs associated with it are impacting the U.S. economy more than $30.5 billion annually.  As organizations continue to grow with a Millennial workforce, it’s critical to engage Millennials to avoid the high recruiting, training, and productivity costs associated with employee disengagement.  source How This…

Defining Rules of Engagement and Behavioral Standards for Your Team

Many organizations have operational standards for producing and delivering their goods or services, but few establish behavioral standards to address the conduct within the team and between its members. When a group of people decide they truly want to operate as a high performing team, it must set operating standards at degrees depending on what they want their performance to be. The purpose of these standards is to create the framework ahead of time for how the team members will…

10-years’ Experience OR 1-year of Experience 10 Times Over?

In a recent conversation with a friend who just retired as a commercial pilot with more than 40 years of experience, I asked him if he preferred talent or experience in the co-pilot seat. “Experience!” he exclaimed; without hesitation – no question. You and I might too, as passengers on that plane from Atlanta to Dubai. But, it caused to me think. Where does talent come in to play? Where does talent come in to play? Length of time in a position…

What Are Your First 100 Days Going to be Like?

What Are Your First 100 Days Going to be Like? Dave Baker, Palmetto Leadership center, South Carolina

Just like in the White House, there are many business people across the country currently in some form of transition in their careers.  If that’s you, our next guest would like to share with you a few tips on how to make a great impression, proactively becoming aware of the culture and politics of a new organization, and avoiding crucial errors. Mike Switzer interviews Dave Baker, a principal and senior consultant with the Palmetto Leadership Center in Anderson, SC. The South Carolina…

Leadership Workforce Development for SC Manufacturers

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Insights from Dave Baker and the Palmetto Leadership Center Mollee D. Harper Monday, May 1st, 2017 South Carolina CEO sat down with Dave Baker, Principal and Sr. Consultant of Palmetto Leadership Center in Anderson, SC. Baker describes his unique service offering to manufacturing organizations (including health, nonprofit and more) in employment, engagement, and succession planning related to workforce leadership development. He shares insights into the importance of human relations in organizations today, with an emphasis on ways to insure job…