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Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Full Article)

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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Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Part 3)

What does this mean for you as a business owner? You need to have a clear set of metrics that are important to you, yes (“the numbers”). But you also need to think just as critically about how you manage and engage your people, which involves: Compensation: While you don’t need to break the bank, especially…

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Growth, Goals, and their Relationship (Part 2)

“My focus is on the numbers” You hear this a lot from founders and brand-builders, and it’s not a bad thing. You do need a critical eye towards your key business metrics. That’s unquestionable. But you also need people to be engaged. An engaged workforce matters a lot. The simplest way I can frame this…

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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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