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Ask "How's It Going?"

When asking team members a question, they'll usually assume you are looking for a specific answer, which limits the insight and support you can offer your people. Broaden your conversations by asking a simple open-ended question: how's it going?

12 Myths About Employee Engagement

There are many myths and half-truths about employee engagement. This article covers 12 common myths about employee engagement. We identify what engagement is actually about, and how you can influence engagement in your team, either as an individual contributor or as a leader of people.

Ways to Retain Knowledge Prior to a Departure

Are you worried about losing knowledge held by a departing employee? Use these strategies and tactics to prevent the brain drain before it starts. Retain knowledge held by soon-to-be-gone employees, and institute tools and processes that promote sharing of important knowledge.

Why to Promote from Within

Promote from within your organization to accelerate training and increase acceptance of your decision. Among numerous other benefits, the promoted employee's peers will be more likely to respect them than an outsider.

The Hidden Toll of Employee Attrition

Beyond the monetary costs of losing and replacing an employee, there are other costs of attrition on your team. Working relationships, confidence in leadership, and employee satisfaction can all be negatively impacted by the termination or resignation of a coworker.

What Is the Cost of Replacing an Employee?

Employees are the most valuable asset in your company, and this math proves that out. Review the monetary cost of replacing an employee, including lost opportunity cost, recruiting costs, and employee onboarding.

How to Identify Good Metrics

Do you need help understanding the difference between good and bad metrics? How can you identify when you have the right metrics in place? Consider this goal-based approach to identifying and measuring the performance of your team.

Make Job Ads Stand Out: Start with Purpose

Most job ads you find online are very bland. They describe who you're working for and what you'll be doing. Rarely do you find one that tells you why you're needed. Start with your organization's purpose to attract more people willing to achieve greatness.

Recruiting is Marketing

New hire recruiting is one of the most important marketing investments you can make. Learn about the importance of selling your company to potential employees.

Positive Feedback is Free Marketing

Learn how to identify positive feedback from customers, app store reviews, and other online posts as free marketing material for your product. Follow these tips to maximize the impact your promoters have on bringing you new users and paying customers.

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