Retention – An Employers Tree of Life

Retention – An Employers Tree of Life

Have you ever taken the time to figure out how much turnover is costing your company? Many businesses we talk to and hear about have no issues with just firing and rehiring, but, what if by doing this you were missing the diamond in the rough? Maybe all that person needed was development, coaching, or training and you just “tossed them” aside in order to go out and look for the house that’s finished head to toe, just the way you want it. What is the cost of recruiting a new person and how do you guarantee that they have everything you need and are looking for and will do the job the last person wasn’t “capable” of doing? It may be time to reshape your thinking. Instead of immediately firing employee “A”, give them that chance to expand their skills to better do the job that you are looking for to be done, through training, coaching and/ or development. Retention can...
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Mood vs. Attitude

Mood vs. Attitude

By: Elizabeth Weihmiller I was facilitating our EQ (Emotional Intelligence) class for a client the other day and they asked me a question I had never thought about in-depth. I felt it was a great distinction and not one that is readily thought of. It is also an important distinction to remember for everyday life. The question was: What is the difference between your mood and your attitude? You can’t always control your mood. Mood is “a state or quality of feeling at a particular time”. I know there are people who say otherwise but your mood can come out of nowhere from just about from anything. You can control your attitude. Attitude is how you think about a situation. You can choose the attitude you have in different scenarios even if your mood may be entirely different. Some examples: 1) You wake up in the morning feeling sluggish and wanting to just stay in bed but you have to go to work. You...
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