Free Agents

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of the goings on over at Fistful of Talent. I think that most everything they do is spot on but this one, this one is brilliant. To sum it up, Andy Porter, explains why companies should make their employees free agents every three years.

One of my favorite seminars to deliver deals completely with teaching  managers how to coach their employees and a huge part of managing and coaching employees is understanding what it would take to get an employee to quit – especially the best ones. Knowledge is power and once you have the knowledge you can come up with a plan to make it work in your favor.

My point is exactly what Andy is getting at in his post – by creating a completely transparent relationship with your employees, and by encouraging them to shop around, you are creating the opportunity to  have 100% transparent communication with your employees and that, in the end, will help you build engagement and trust.

Andy, nice job!

Editors Note: Marisa is a leadership coach, management trainer, and motivational speaker on all things Culture and Engagement.  She has helped lead the culture and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. Today Marisa consults, coaches, and leads seminars for organizations looking to increase productivity by focusing on management training and employee engagement.

 

 

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About Marisa

Marisa Keegan is a leadership coach, trainer, and HR consultant for quickly growing organizations who are passionate about strengthening their employees, their brand, and their culture. She has helped lead the HR, culture, and engagement initiatives at two nationally recognized great places to work; Rackspace as Culture Maven and Modea as Talent Manger. She is an author at Fistful of Talent and Culture Fanatics. Marisa has her Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology and currently lives with her husband and twin boys in Richmond, Virginia.
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