“In survey after survey, we keep finding out that people join companies, but leave managers.” - The Magnetic Manager: Becoming the Best Boss You Can Be
It may not be the first time you’ve heard that bit of wisdom, but it bears repeating, and the next time one of your employees walks out the door on the way to a different job, you should visualize it again in giant neon letters. Money is still pulling its weight in the world when asked to do the grunt work of retaining good people long-term, but little by little, as workers have become empowered enough to demand something more, it’s losing ground to other factors.
In his recent webinar, Mel Kleiman, president of Humanetrics, asked attendees to take a few seconds to think about the best employee they had. Then he asked them, “How much time do you spend really managing that person?” The answers, predictably, tended to lean toward “Almost none.” Sounds great, like a manager’s dr...(register to read more)