I was chatting with a former colleague about how things were going with family and at work. She’s been with her current employer for about seven or eight years now. When I asked her about her next career move, I was a little surprised about the focus of her response. She said, “I’m going to … Read more

5 Employee Experience Strategies for This Never-Normal

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve highlighted key strategies from my conversation with Michele Koch, Senior Vice President and Chief Culture and People Development Officer at Republic Bank on my podcast, “Better Leaders, Better Workplaces”. One of the themes we kept coming back to is that to attract and retain top talent in this evolving … Read more

4 Ways HR Leaders Can Enhance the Employee Life Cycle Experience

4 Ways HR Leaders Can Enhance the Employee Life Cycle Experience

These days, enhancing the employee lifecycle experience is not a choice, it’s an imperative. There are 4 Ways HR Leaders Can Enhance the Employee Life Cycle Experience. The cost to replace an employee who leaves your company is 1.5 to 2 times their annual salary. You can’t afford that. Instead, invest in enhancing the employee … Read more

the Future of Work: Insights from Michele Koch of Republic Bank

Insights from Michele Koch

In the ever-changing dynamics of modern workplaces, maintaining employee engagement, fostering a positive culture, and enhancing talent retention are critical concerns for businesses. In the most recent episode of the GGG Unleashed podcast, Better Leaders, Better Workplaces, I spoke to Michele Koch, SVP and Chief Culture and People Development Officer at Republic Bank. We talked … Read more

6 ways to fix your quiet quitting problem

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Quiet Quitting has become the new catchphrase on social media, in the news, and even in the hallways at work.  More and more, people are disconnected from the workplace. Quiet quitters represent the people who are not engaged in their jobs. They may meet basic expectations, but stop going above and beyond in their work. … Read more

3 Ways to Inspire Staff Retention & Engagement Today


We’re at a time of dramatic change across all areas in our lives. For leaders who cling to the old ways of doing things, it makes today’s environment very difficult to navigate. Remote and hybrid work arrangements, along with shifting priorities of employees, are challenging traditional leadership models. And companies that don’t adapt will suffer. 3 … Read more

7 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Retain Top Talent

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It’s been more than two years of unrelenting crises.  Socially, economically, and personally we have all struggled. Many of us were forced into remote work situations that left us disconnected from our peers and friends.  That lack of real connection is one of the reasons for the “Great Resignation.” In fact, according to PWC, 1 … Read more

5 Ways to Reduce Burnout, Boost Resilience & Tackle Turnover

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Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve experienced change like we’ve never seen before in our lifetimes. We’re in an environment of what feels like constant disruption. Nothing is predictable. Decisions you make today may need to change next week, if not as soon as tomorrow in some cases. Stress levels are high. It seems … Read more

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