What Women Want in the Workplace | Navigator #179

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PERSONAL NOTE FROM THE LEAD NAVIGATOR & CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP

I plan on taking vacation time this month and heading to the beach to enjoy some fun and relaxation with my family. My granddaughter, Eliza, is going with us. If you recall, she is the sole survivor of triplets and weighed 1 lb. 4 oz. when she was born. She is now up to a whopping 12 lbs. She was the fourth smallest baby born at Duke University Hospital last year. I am happy to say, she is doing great and is a living miracle.

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THE COST OF EMPLOYEE TURNOVER AND DISENGAGEMENT

Controlling Turnover and Addressing Disengagement with a Complete System

retention of top talent is impacted most by the ability to provide meaningful work and a culture where people are passionate about what they do

–Matthew W. Schuyler, Hiltons CHRO

Turnover alone may be costing millions, but what about the employees you still have? Is their disengagement costing even more?

Fortunately, turnover and disengagement stem from job fit, and you can reduce costs associated with both by using a complete hiring system. With a process that looks at hiring from beginning to end, you can consider the job, the talent, professional development and performance management.

However, with reduced budgets and overwhelming responses to job ads, many companies are finding themselves skipping a system all together. Unfortunately, a move like comes with a hefty cost, as doing nothing to ensure job fit will cost you more than implementing a complete hiring system to start controlling turnover and disengagement costs now.

With a solution for future turnover and disengagement costs, lets turn our focus to the disengaged employees on your payroll now. Can you determine the underlying issue? It may be decreased morale, lack of direction, little job satisfaction or no motivation. Whatever the case, you need to start by using the same complete system. Assess job fit by comparing the job and talent, ensure each person is on a professional development plan, and then manage their performance with specific motivation, communication and responsibilities that fit their unique personal style and skills.

A dip in the economy could mean you lose track of the very asset that will turn your company around. Remember, now is the time to invest in your people.

Source:
TTI Newsletter
HRE Jan/Feb 2011

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WHAT WOMEN WANT IN THE WORKPLACE

Many businesses fail to understand the diversity in the demographics that comprise their workforce. What attracts, retains and creates job satisfaction for each demographic group is different. What motivates male hourly employees varies significantly from what motivates top performing female executives. Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of Top Talent and Harvard University professor, specifically studied top performing female executives, those in the top 6% of the earning bracket.

Her research focused on how the work environment has changed since the economic downturn and the affects it has had on top talent in some of the nations leading organizations. The downturn, along with cut backs and downsizings, has alienated many people turning businesses into hostile, stressful and less caring places to work. Many people have felt betrayed and distrust runs rampant. These changes have affected men and women differently. Her research is important and worthy of further examination.

She compared the dissimilarities between top earning male and female executives. They are strikingly different. Financial rewards are less important to women while respect and recognition are more important. Failure to understand these differences will lead to higher turnover rates among senior level women. Hewlett also notes the flight risk among top female executives is twice as high as men. Any business that cannot attract and retain female brain power faces major consequences. Here is a list of what top performing female executives want from their work environment.

1. Association with people they respect–82%
2. Be themselves at work–79%
3. Flexible work arrangements–64%
4. Collaborate with others and be part of a team–61%
5. Give back to society through the work they do–56%
6. Recognition–51%
7. Financial rewards–42%

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UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS

Come hear Greg speak at the following events:

June 21 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
SHRM Atlanta Strategic HR Conference
Atlanta Marriott Century Center
Managing Change in Turbulent Times: How to Keep Your Employees Engaged & Motivated

June 28
SHRM 2011 Annual Conference & Exposition
Las Vegas, Nevada
Here Today or Gone Tomorrow: Proven Ways to Attract, Engage and Retain Your Workforce

August 2
Texas Petroleum Marketers
San Antonio, Texas
Transforming Workers to Winners

September 29
Iowa SHRM State Conference
Proven Ways to Engage, Retain and Motivate Your Top Talent /Using Assessments to Hire, Develop and Retain Top Talent

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DISC Certification Group Coaching Training Program
(Over the phone/web)

Upon successful completion of the training, you may teach and conduct workshops in your organization or training practice. Limited to five people per class.

June Class:
June 15, June 20, June 22
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

July Class:
July 11, July 13, July 20
3:00-4:30 p.m. ET

Cost: $795

Two-day Master DISC Certified Behavioral Strategist Program (Atlanta)

Participants will learn how to communicate using the DISC language as a way of understanding themselves and others. The workshop incorporates a behavioral assessment to give a more complete understanding of what DISC is and how to use it to interact with others and to appreciate others behavioral styles.

Class dates:

June 16-17
July 20-21

Cost: $1950

For more information:
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LET ME INTRODUCE TO YOU

We have added a new crew member to our team. Gail Fulford is an author, professor, educator and professional speaker. She brings a rich diversity of experience on such topics as team building, stress analysis and reduction and understanding the personalities of people. High-energy and funny, entertaining and educational, powerful and poignant” are the words most often used to describe Gails presentations. Dedication to making a difference in the lives of others is what Gail is all about. With a tremendous ability to make people laugh and excellent speaking skills, Gail will make a difference in your organization. She provides that message in a way that will promote peak performance and positive results.

For more information:
http://www.chartcourse.com/gail_fulford.html

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TOOLS, PRODUCTS and RESOURCES

DISC Training Program on CD

Become an expert on DISC from the comfort of your home or office. This program teaches you how to use and interpret DISC assessments. There is no time limituse them as often as you like. These are audio/video recordings of my live webseminar DISC training program. The program includes the package of 5 CDs. Each CD is approximately one hour long. One CD teaches you how to conduct your own DISC workshop. The 5th CD is a bonus containing two additional classes. Cost: $295

60 Team Building Tips

Here are some simple and practical ideas to get your team motivated and working effectively together. Learn how to reward, recognize and keep your team communicating in a high performance manner.

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Customer Service Training Video Library

Train your entire workforce in the art of exceptional customer service. The Service First Video Library is a powerful video-based training system making it easy to train any number of employees – with no limits and with immediate results. The program includes 12 videos, slides, facilitator guide and handouts. The videos are appropriate for any industry.

Includes free shipping globally
$1495
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