Tag Archives: Employee retention

The Train Stops Here

There is an old story about the Foreman going to the Manager with a training request for an employee.  The boss says, “What happens if we train him and he leaves?”, to which the Foreman responds, “What happens if we … Continue reading

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Loyalty, Generation Gap, and the Workplace

Growing up I never heard my father complain about working with the younger generation.  Oh yes, he would complain about their music (Rock and Roll) and their weird haircuts (ducktails and waterfalls), but not their work.  My father was a … Continue reading

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Competencies

Employers and job seekers are always concerned with competencies.  Employers want applicants to have the right competencies to fit the position being advertised.  Job seekers are trying to show they have the competencies to compete for the positions, cognizant that … Continue reading

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Labour Shortage

We have no excuse, we were warned in 1996 by David Foot in his best selling book, “Boom, Bust & Echo that this was coming.  Twenty-three years later some employers are just waking up to the fact that there is … Continue reading

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Words and Titles

Do words, expressions, or the way things are referenced bug you sometimes? One of the ones that I detest is the reference in business to ‘Human Capital’.  I get it.  It is an accountant’s way of justifying people on the … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Employment

The times we live in are a challenge, both for employers and employees. For employees, while it is currently an employee market on Vancouver Island with a very low unemployment rate, it is becoming impossible for those working in entry … Continue reading

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The Danger of Minimal Training

There is an old cartoon showing a foreman going to his boss and asking about training for an employee.  The boss says, “What if we spend the money and they leave?”  The foreman replies, “What if we don’t train them … Continue reading

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