The Metiss Group Blog

Consider How Much To Invest In Employees

President: “We need to invest more in developing our employees.” Controller: “We can’t invest in them, what if they leave?” President: “What if we don’t invest in them and they stay?” The largest expense line item on most company’s income statement is their payroll. Studies and corporate bottom lines show

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The #1 Reason Employees Quit Their Job

We all know that the current job market is very tight for hiring new team members. What you may not be considering is that it is also a good time for your current employees to jump ship. In these times, it is critical that you retain your good employees. What

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Reinforce Core Values At Least Quarterly

Most organizations have core values or some set of guiding principles that determine the ways in which business is conducted.  Some organizations take them seriously, but others distribute core values within the organization with much pomp and circumstance and pay little attention to them thereafter. One of the best ways

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Rest Easier With A Succession Plan For Direct Reports

When leaders are asked, “What talent concern frequently keeps you up at night?” one of the most common answers is they are concerned they will lose their superstar.  No one wants their key producer to leave, but hoping they stay or showering them with pleasures won’t make leaders feel less exposed. Every

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Be Creative When Assigning Titles To Direct Reports

More and more organizations are getting creative with the titles they assign to their associates.  Titles like Sanitation Engineer (Janitor), Sandwich Artist (sub maker), VP, Hiring Really Great Talent (VP, HR), Corporate Magician (Admin Assistant), Transportation Captain (Driver), Director of First Impressions (Receptionist) are imaginative and conjure up fun images

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