Why Do Employees Stay?

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Why Do Employees Stay?

Encourager-In-Chief: March 7th, 2018

It’s all about the fun factor.

I’ve asked one of my favorite friends and colleagues, Lori Dierolf, owner of Open Door Training & Development LLC, to do this week’s blog.

I don’t know about you, but these days I don’t often hear other people say, “I love my job”—at least without a healthy dose of sarcasm. That is likely one of the reasons why the average person changes jobs 11 to 12 times in his or her lifetime.

Many employees say they have left jobs for more pay, better benefits, or because of poor supervisors. I’m sure that all of those things play their part in the decision to move on, but as a Human Resources Professional, I have always been more interested in why employees don’t leave. Truthfully, there will always be a job with a better compensation package or with superstar leaders. So what makes employees stay where they are?

One of the most important discoveries I have made over the past 20 years in HR is pretty simply: “Employees just wanna’ have fun!” “Creating a Culture of Fun in the Workplace” is an engaging, interactive seminar that reviews what “culture” is and how it develops in a work setting. More importantly, it provides a multitude of low-cost or no-cost ideas for recruiting, training, supporting, and motivating employees–all while building cohesiveness and team spirit.

A word of caution: This is not your typical seminar! Great ideas—many of them from the minds of your fellow attendees—will abound! Come prepared for lots of creativity and “outside the box” thinking. That’s not your “thing”? Then take lots of notes! You will leave this session with a number of unique ways to engage your team and have a positive impact on your workplace!


People leave jobs for the same reason they leave relationships—their needs are not being satisfied.
- Dave Romeo

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