Going to Work/1L Job Search: Manage the Marathon, not the Sprint

Originally posted at lawyerist.com

1L Job Search: Manage the Marathon, not the Sprint

5 rules to improve employee retention: a check list

A LinkedIn question: Do you know any tricks to improve employee retention?


Improving retention does not require trickery.  These five rules appear to be simple, but they require a lot of thought and hard work. If your managerial mindset is "Command-and-Control," these rules may require complete re-thinking of the manager-employee relationship.

1.   Listen to your staff and consider that they may have a valuable perspective on issues and problems.
2.   Respect your staff.
3.   Don't play favorites.
4.   Be honest about possibilities for promotion and/or increased compensation.
5.   If there is no path for advancement and no possibility of more money, you are left with providing a workplace that challenges your staff, and allows them to improve their skills. Even then, they may leave.

The Career Advice: 37 Productivity Tips for Working From Anywhere

Unless you work for yourself, by yourself, in a cave and on your own trust funds, you will find something useful in this list.

The Career Advice: 37 Productivity Tips for Working From Anywhere: "The days of shackling your business to a brick and mortar office are over. Even people who work primarily in traditional offices occasiona..."