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Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Part 1)

Recently, one of my friends was telling me about a conversation he had with some entrepreneurs in the Dallas area. They had managed to grow organically for 10 straight quarters, and they were looking to expand people-wise, i.e. make some new hires. But a curious thing happened on this growth path: Almost all their roles,…

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Employee Attrition (Full Article)

Is there a “quick fix” for employee attrition issues? Maybe. Increased attention being paid recently to employee attrition, i.e. turnover, including the science of lessening it and something called “The Hawthorne Effect.”  These discussions are interesting to us at Singer Performance Group. Maybe we’re odd ducks (perhaps?), but in reality more people should care about these issues around…

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Employee Attrition (Part 4)

But don’t good managers also cause turnover? Of course. But it’s the good kind of turnover. People are advancing in their careers. Hell, they may even be taking on more responsibility for your company. (Internal recruitment!) It’s always hard to see someone leave a role they were good at, because it might mean more legit work for the manager,…

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Employee Attrition (Part 3)

So what’s the quick fix? It’s not per se quick, but the general idea is this. Let’s get better managers. How about we promote more quality people? This seems like a gargantuan task. Let’s try to make heads or tails of it: ·         First: care about training people. It matters. ·         Then: we need to train managers more than…

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Employee Attrition (Part 2)

Prevent employee attrition: Some McKinsey research Nice report here from McKinsey on people analytics and “issues HR is getting wrong,”including this: Too often, companies seek to win the talent war by throwing ever more money into the mix. One example was a major US insurer that had been facing high attrition rates; it first sought, with…

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Employee Attrition (Part 1)

Is there a “quick fix” for employee attrition issues? Maybe. Increased attention being paid recently to employee attrition, i.e. turnover, including the science of lessening it and something called “The Hawthorne Effect.”  These discussions are interesting to us at Singer Performance Group. Maybe we’re odd ducks (perhaps?), but in reality more people should care about these issues around…

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Business Transformation (Part 4): The Common Thread

What do all these ideas about business transformation have in common? Pause. Wait for it. People. They are all tied to people. Look, some day the AI robots will come for about 6 in 10 jobs, if not more. We know that might be part of the future. But until the robots arrive and we…

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Business Transformation (Part 3): People Over Product

How does business transformation begin with people? We compete on price and product! I’ve heard that from clients in the past, and while it makes sense because it’s a specific business way of thinking, it’s ultimately misguided. Even if you do compete on product, people work on those products.  Here would be a few steps…

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Business Transformation (Part 2): Relentless Development

Business transformation and the power of “relentless development” Here’s a good article on the supposed keys to adaptability in business. The authors and their research find that “relentless development” of people — i.e. learning, opportunities for growth, etc. — are the key to having an adaptable culture. None of this should be rocket science, although…

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