Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Love 'Em or Lose "Em

If you haven't already read Love 'Em Or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People To Stay, go to your library or bookstore today.

I had a chance to speak with one of the co-authors, Sharon Jordan-Evans. Sharon and I found that we have a lot of common beliefs and philosophies when it comes to creating the kind of work environment that fosters employee retention. The book, co-authored with Beverly Kaye, is written for non-HR managers, but I think you'll find it a great reference tool for HR pros as well.

I was trying to decide which chapter is my favorite (there are 26 A-Z chapters) but there are many. How can anyone resist a chapter for supervisors titled: Jerk - Don't be One? This chapter includes some comments from employees about jerks they have worked for ("My boss told me I was passed over for promotion because I hadn't gotten over my grief soon enough following my father's death."), a jerk behavior checklist so you can determine to what degree of jerk you might be, and some information on how you can begin to change your jerk behavior.

Some of the other chapters in Love 'Em or Lose 'Em are:
ASK - What keeps you?
BUCK - It stops here
CAREER - Support Growth
DIGNITY - Show respect
ENRICH - Energize the job
FAMILY - Get friendly
GOALS - Expand options

Well, you get the point.

Sharon and I are going to be collaborating on some upcoming projects that I will keep you posted on. In the meanwhile I'm excited to report that Sharon will be available for consultations for WebExit exit interview system subscribers. Collecting the data is only half the equation.

Beth C.

2 Comments:

Anonymous custom essay help said...

in such situation it's better to lose it. no really, try it, hmmm??

9:58 PM, October 28, 2011  
Anonymous term papers writing said...

Thanks for the self-irony and a gentle attitude towards women! There is an overwhelming desire to re-read these tips to not give God some important detail could not escape from the memory

6:39 AM, January 16, 2012  

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