The Great Exit Interview Debriefing: Best Practices

As the saying goes, employees don’t quit companies, they quit managers. And when those departures happen, savvy organizations make a point of conducting insightful exit interviews to learn why people are really leaving and what could be improved. Done well, the exit interview is a treasured opportunity to receive candid feedback from someone with an […]

Kent Lewis, Anvil & pdxMindShare Founder, Shares Career Resources

Since 1999, I’ve helped students and professionals build their careers through pdxMindShare. I never turn down a coffee meeting to learn individuals’ stories and goals and offer my advice and experience. While long overdue, I felt it was time to create a blog post incorporating helpful links to those looking to enhance their careers in […]

Key Takeaways from “The Power of Hidden Teams” HBR Article

After reading The Power of Hidden Teams by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall on Harvard Business Review, I was compelled to share key insights. The article and supporting research provided surprising insights and actionable recommendations to address a passion of mine: employee engagement and retention. I hope you find as much value in reading the […]

Mastering Networking on Alignable: Best Practices for Success

In the realm of professional networking, Alignable has emerged as an invaluable platform for connecting businesses, entrepreneurs, and professionals. Unlike traditional networking platforms like LinkedIn, Alignable focuses specifically on fostering relationships within local communities, making it an ideal space for small businesses to thrive. However, simply creating a profile on Alignable is not enough to […]

Creating Effective Stay Interviews to Improve Employee Engagement and Retention

Employee engagement and retention are both costly and common among organizations. Fortunately, there is one affordable and effective strategy companies can implement proven to dramatically increase both employee retention and engagement: stay interviews. Stay interviews are structured conversations between managers and their direct reports to understand what motivates employees to stay with the company. They […]

Employee Bonuses: Effective Options for Driving Engagement, Retention and Performance

Many businesses have completed their annual strategic planning for 2024, including setting goals and associated key performance indicators (KPIs). Unfortunately, a meaningful percentage of those businesses will struggle to achieve their goals due to a lack of employee buy-in. One potentially effective way to align employees with leadership is via a bonus structure. In this […]

One Way Your Company is Currently Failing with Employee Engagement

Curating a compelling employee experience has been an obsession of mine since selling my business in 2022. Since then, I’ve identified Why Your Company Needs a Comprehensive Employee and Customer Experience Plan and created a roadmap for Auditing the employee journey. I’ve also helped entrepreneurs and business leaders Learn how to increase company revenue, profit […]