Employee retention, Big Red Car? Sounds boring, BRC.
Big Red Car here touring the great state of Florida — not me, The Boss. Come home, Boss. Get back to work.
So, The Boss is talking to a bunch of his CEOs — brilliant all — and the subject is key employee retention, which The Boss says is just employee retention, key and otherwise.
All of the CEOs say, “I’m a great CEO. Always looking, always scouting for talent, always hiring.”
“What,” asks The Boss, “does that have to do with keeping your people? Employee retention?”
They agree on the answer, “Nothing. It’s just another thing good CEOs are doing — talent spotting. Has nothing to do with keeping the people you already have.”
In 33 years of CEO-ing, you will learn a few things because if you can’t keep your people, you won’t be a CEO for very long. Boom!