Given the current economic recession, it’s surprising that 87 percent of employees are considering leaving their organizations. Even more astounding is that recent surveys indicate 54 percent of the American workforce is actively planning to leave their organizations and that this number jumps to 71 percent among 30 year olds.
The dawn of a new year represents one of those few unique times that individuals tend to become more receptive to change. Subsequently, now is the perfect time for organization leaders to act to further enhance their workplace environments such that they become more engaging and more productive; helping to retain the best employees.
Episode 29 – Retaining Your Best Employees explores how to create a workplace environment that retains its best employees and simultaneously improves productivity. During our discussion, Roxanne Emmerich, President and CEO of the Emmerich Group and author of Thank God It’s Monday!: How to Create a Workplace You and Your Customers Love shares her insights regarding:
- the drivers employees cite as their reason for considering employment elsewhere
- adverse primary and secondary impacts this condition is having on businesses
- steps leaders can take to:
- motivate less productive employees to increase their work output and
- better engage the 87 percent who are disenfranchised so that they remain within the organization as productive employees
In addition to the exceptional insights Roxanne shares in Thank God It’s Monday! and this edition of the StrategyDriven Podcast are the additional resources accessible from her Thank God It’s Monday website, (www.ThankGodItsMonday.com). Roxanne also offers a free 60-second audio message each Monday to help you and your teammates clean up the craziness in your workplace and focus on getting massive results. Sign up today by clicking here.
Roxanne discussed her insights on creating an engaging and motivating workplace environment with us during our StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 18 – An Interview with Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God Its Monday!. Her book, Thank God It’s Monday!, published by FT Press can be purchased by clicking here.
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About the Author
Roxanne Emmerich, author of Thank God It’s Monday!, is President and CEO of the Emmerich Group. A member of the National Speakers Hall of Fame, she is listed by Sales and Marketing Management magazine as one of the 12 most requested speakers in the country for her ability to transform negative workplace performance and environments into “bring it on” results-oriented cultures. Roxanne has been featured hundreds of times in leading publications on topics such as leadership for results, employee engagement for bottom AND top-line improvement, profit-rich growth strategies, and a multitude of other workplace breakthrough issues. To read Roxanne’s full biography, click here.