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Cara’s commitment to providing value for an audience goes beyond her live programs. Alongside her engaging keynotes, she offers tangible takeaways such as mini-books, digital templates, and tools that are directly aligned with the topics discussed. Each resource is full of actionable insights that empower attendees to apply their newfound knowledge in a meaningful way through practical examples and applications.

Below are some example resources showcasing Cara’s expertise that organizations can share with decision-makers, committee members, or participants both before and after the live program.

Articles

Embrace the Churn! It’s Time to Operationalize Employee Turnover

It’s hard to accept, but time to acknowledge that a large portion of our current annual turnover is no longer expected to go away…ever.

The reality is that moving forward, all employer-employee relationships must be deemed “mutually beneficial” to stay intact. If at any given point, an employer no longer needs the skills, services, or hours of that employee, they are likely to cut the job. And if at any other point, the employee feels the organization, schedule, or team is no longer a fit for their needs, that employee will likely break the relationship and go find a new role with a new company.

Because the employment dynamic has changed this drastically, it’s time to operationalize our turnover just as we’ve done with other areas of our business such as accounting. We’ve fool-proofed our AP/AR processes to ensure we pay bills on time and get paid on time. Why not create a well-oiled machine for sustainable staffing as well?

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What High Schoolers Want from a Job

Working with every new generation that enters the workforce is challenging. As an organization, blending the mindsets and values of diverse individuals into a well-oiled collaborative machine is no small feat. BUT it can be done.

I had the opportunity to interview nine high school students to gain valuable insights into their unique perspectives when it comes to work and the employer/employee relationship. While the particular client that requested the interviews was a senior care organization, I found that the students’ input sheds light on several topics of interest for employers across all industries, as we discussed their priorities and motivators for finding and keeping a job.

If you’ve ever started a sentence with, “Well, back in my day…”, watch the video and then keep reading. These insights may help.

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State of the Workforce: The Great Management Walk-Out is Next

We’ve experienced the “Great Resignation” of our workers and based on a plethora of recent conversations I’ve had with executives, directors, and managers across various industries, I’m now predicting, “The Great Management Walk-Out.”

Are you aware of how much managers are currently juggling and just how close they are to their breaking points?

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Who Owns Retention? The REAL Employee Turnover Problem

What’s the biggest problem when it comes to employee turnover? No one owns retention! 

At many companies, when turnover rises executives point to HR to fix it – whose plate is already overflowing with terminations, payroll, benefits management, and back-fill recruiting. HR then blames bad managers for running off good people, and the managers push back complaining that executives do not give them enough time or training to manage their people properly.

They all have a point, but this blame game is costing those organizations tons of money!

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Videos

Books

Staying Power

Why Your Employees Leave and How to Keep Them Longer

Workforce Wake-Up Call

How Many Must Leave Before Retention Becomes a True Priority

Redefining Employee Retention

Embracing a New Approach to Regain Staffing Stability

The Millennial Mindset

Why today’s young workforce thinks differently

Downloadable Tools & Templates

Why People Leave Timeline: When & Why Do Staff Leave

Employee retention is a critical concern for any organization. After all, high employee turnover can be costly and disruptive.

Employee retention is a critical concern for any organization. After all, high employee turnover can be costly and disruptive.

If you want to make real progress in improving employee retention, you’ve got to get a handle on why people are leaving in the first place. Knowing when employees leave can give you insights into why they left. Take a look at the common stages of employee departure and the reasons behind their decisions.

Workforce Retention
Audit

As a leader, it is crucial to regularly check in with your staff and gauge their feelings about their current situation.

By conducting a quick Retention Audit, you can gain valuable insights into how your team members truly feel and make necessary adjustments to ensure their happiness and success.

Remember, taking the time to listen and understand goes a long way in creating a positive work environment where everyone can thrive.

Staying Power
Group Discussion Questions

Inside this PDF, you’ll find thought-provoking group discussion questions related to popular workforce topics that we covered in our book, Staying Power.

Use these prompts as inspiration for some engaging conversations with your team. We find it’s best to have a single leader to guide the conversation and help ensure everyone stays on topic. It’s important for managers to personalize these questions to make the greatest impact for each group and objective.

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