Employee Perks vs. Company Culture: What’s the Difference?

by Dr. Rick Goodman on January 5, 2017

As a leadership coach, I’ve encountered a lot of business owners and managers who dive into culture-building head-first. I always admire their gusto, but sometimes I must caution them to pull back. That’s because it’s all too common for leaders to confuse perks with culture—and while both have their place, the one is not a substitute for the latter.… Read more...

read more
Dr. Rick GoodmanEmployee Perks vs. Company Culture: What’s the Difference?

The 4 Biggest Hurdles to Effective Employee Retention

by Dr. Rick Goodman on October 7, 2015

Employers and HR representatives pour countless hours into each employee—grooming them, training them, investing in them, making them into integral members of the team. But sometimes, just when you turn a good employee into a superstar, that employee jumps ship, heading to a different company and leaving you back at square one.… Read more...

read more
Dr. Rick GoodmanThe 4 Biggest Hurdles to Effective Employee Retention

Boost Your Employee Retention—Without Breaking the Bank

by Dr. Rick Goodman on September 1, 2015

Want to make sure that all your key players stay on board with your company for many years to come? Well, you could give them all big, regular raises—but if you’re like most of the business owners or HR managers I’ve met, you probably don’t have the resources necessary to make that viable.… Read more...

read more
Dr. Rick GoodmanBoost Your Employee Retention—Without Breaking the Bank

Why Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 21, 2015

On the one hand, the equation is pretty simple: Employees like to be at a company where they feel important and valued. They want to feel like they are able to use their talents and their time effectively, to really make an impact; and they like to feel like that effort is noticed and appreciated.… Read more...

read more
Dr. Rick GoodmanWhy Employees Leave in Waves (And How to Stop Them)

Low-Cost Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued

by Dr. Rick Goodman on August 17, 2015

Here’s a question: If you had a job where you didn’t feel valued or appreciated—where you felt like you couldn’t make a difference, and that your efforts were going unnoticed—how long would you stick around at that job? It’s a no-brainer: You wouldn’t stay around any longer than you had to.… Read more...

read more
Dr. Rick GoodmanLow-Cost Ways to Make Employees Feel Valued