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Becoming a Statistic

Why Veterans are leaving their first job.

According to a Military Times Survey from 2015, 65% of Veterans leave their first civilian job within two years and 44% leave within one year. Well, I am now part of that statistic.

http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/careers/civilian/2014/10/01/survey-65-of-vets-likely-to-leave-1st-civilian-job-within-2-years/1652

I believe there . . .

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July 22, 2016

An Update

What has been going on with myself

I have had a lot going on in the last few months and I just wanted to provide everyone an update. After retiring from the Army, I took my first “real” job. However, because of various factors, I made the decision that the position was not a good fit for me. So I am now in job search mode all over again.

What’s next: I am looking for the . . .

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July 17, 2016

Conducting Exit Interviews

Is their a better method?

Eventually all your employees will leave your company. Some because they are moving on to another phase in their lives. Some because you have decided they no longer meet the performance expectations of the position. Or it is simply time for them to retire.

No matter the reason, you are missing a great opportunity to improve your organization . . .

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May 12, 2016

Eliminate Hassle

for your employees

On my last blog post, I talked about how we can eliminate hassle for our business customers. On this one, I will talk about how HR can eliminate hassle for the employees of their business.

There are many things we can do to eliminate hassle for our employees. Below are just a few of them.

  1. Are you making yourself available to your employees? . . .

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April 28, 2016

Eliminate Hassle

For your customers

One item that HR professionals and indeed most businesses fail to do is to eliminate hassle for both their employees and customers. Are you making it hard for your customers to buy your product? As HR are you creating roadblocks to your employees that discourage them from seeking your assistance?

On this blog, I will cover eliminating hassle . . .

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April 14, 2016

Performance Discussions or the Five Conversations Framework

A New and Better Way to do Performance Management

There has been much discussion recently on Performance Management. I have seen discussions on how everyone deplores this once a year activity. People will tell you how everyone, to include the supervisor, the employee and HR hate Performance Management. You will hear how it is a waste of time and resources. Some will tell you that the only . . .

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March 31, 2016

Seven Tips for Communicating with Difficult Employees

Focus on the Challenge and not the Person.

Deal with the challenge right away.

  • If you delay your response or ignore the issue altogether, you may look weak and ineffective.

  • You’ll also send a message to other employees that they too can get away with inappropriate behavior.

Stay calm and poised.

  • Because you’re the one in the position of power, you’ll set the tone of the . . .

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March 17, 2016

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