Talent Retention

Building a Cohesion Culture Leads to a “Best Places to Work”

At South Carolina Federal Credit Union, the HR voice is strong. It has a seat at the management table right along with Finance, Retail Sales, Lending, Marketing, Operations, Audit, and Information Technology.  Sharing the Vision The strategies from all of our business units are reflected in the corporate business plan, which is available for our …

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“C” How “Suite” Retention Can Be

As a 20+ year veteran of the C-Suite, I’m still surprised at how most leadership and HR teams place in an inordinate amount of time, energy, and resources on talent acquisition with minimal emphasis on talent retention. The cycle of onboarding new employees always seems identical: Reel in new employees, get them pumped up during …

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The Seven Leadership Values That Encourage Cohesion

An essential part of understanding how we, as leaders, can best serve others is to first understand that we must know ourselves and strive to become increasingly self-aware. We also must know our triggers, what we believe in, and how we want to act. Being authentic is the access point to our strength as leaders. …

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How to Grow Employees: HR Strategies & Practices That Work

On a trip to the Philippines, I learned how cacao trees are planted. Until it is about nine months old and begins to produce the very first part of a tree, a seedling is nurtured. To ensure that it produces rich chocolate, as soon as the lush, green leaves appear, they are snipped. What’s left …

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How Helping Employees Find Their Purpose Increases Your Talent Retention

It often surprises people to discover that money is actually pretty far down the list on why people leave a job. Lack of connection to their supervisor, an uninspiring culture, and the inability to find value in their work are the top reasons employees exit a work environment.   So what does this mean for …

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A Cohesion Culture™Snacks on Strategy All Day Long

Peter Drucker first coined the phrase “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Mark Fields, President at Ford, made it famous by adding to the saying: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so do not leave it unattended.” It is my turn to embellish the statement and assert: “A Cohesion Culture™ snacks on strategy and …

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Generational Perspective: Three Marketplace Characteristics Leaders Should Know

For the first time in history, the workforce includes five generations. Gen Y is increasingly powerful at a count of 80 million. The next largest group is the Baby Boomers at 75 million, and the generation in between, Gen X, is about 45 million. Traditionalists and Gen Z bookend these generations.  Leaders want to take …

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How a Cohesion Culture™ Makes You a Victor of Your Future

The difference between being a victor or victim of one’s future depends largely on how someone thinks about change and their ability to respond with an agile way of thinking. When people are stuck in the past, they likely see themselves as victims of circumstances. Victors, on the other hand, claim a level of success …

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Four Strategies for Unifying Your Employees & Creating a Culture of Cohesion

It’s not your Grandpa’s global anymore Gone are the days where employees feel an overall sense of achievement by simply holding down a job. Today’s workforce wants to express themselves through an entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative teamwork, purpose and drive, and social connectivity. Also, management can no longer expect employees to wait patiently in the wings …

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Employee Engagement is Not Enough: Three Simple Ways to Gut Check for Cohesion

Most HR publications and educational conference agendas are packed with commentary about the importance of employee engagement. The disconnect is when organizational leaders think engagement is simply a form of commitment. Fostering engagement—which includes employees being committed to successful results of the company—requires creating an environment where teamwork thrives and value abounds. This type of …

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