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TV Expert Interviews / HR / May 31, 2024 / Posted by Frumi Rachel Barr / 23

A Deep Dive into Employee Retention and Engagement


Welcome to my latest blog post! I’m excited to share insights from a recent podcast with two business and employee management experts: John Golden from Sales Pop Online Sales Magazine and Pipeline CRM, and Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr, founder of Barr Business School. We tackled a critical issue facing many organizations today: retaining and engaging employees in a rapidly changing work environment.

The Evolution of Work Dynamics

The workplace has changed significantly in recent years. Remote work, hybrid models, and global teams have become common. This shift has brought new communication, collaboration, and company culture challenges.

We discussed the importance of intentional communication. With fewer face-to-face interactions, companies need clear and purposeful communication channels. John Golden emphasized that understanding what motivates employees is key to making them feel valued and supported.

Workplace Etiquette in the Digital Age

We also talked about evolving workplace etiquette. Many interactions now happen virtually, so it’s essential to establish guidelines that maintain professionalism and respect. This fosters a positive work environment and encourages collaboration and mutual respect.

Mentoring programs are crucial for employee development and retention. They provide guidance and support for less experienced employees and create a sense of belonging. Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr shared how effective mentoring leads to a more engaged and motivated workforce.

Flexibility: The New Non-Negotiable

Flexibility in work arrangements is now essential. Employees seek better work-life balance, and companies offering flexible conditions are more likely to retain their talent. Flexibility can include adjustable hours and the ability to work remotely.

Setting Clear Expectations and Promoting Education

Clear expectations are critical for employee engagement. When employees know what is expected, they perform better. Additionally, offering education and professional growth opportunities enhances their engagement and loyalty.

Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr’s Passion Project

Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr shared her unique career path and passion project. She has a “portfolio career,” stepping in as an interim CEO when needed. Her school, Barr Business School, offers free courses to veterans and their spouses in honor of her father. This reflects her commitment to education and community support.

Final Thoughts

Our conversation was enlightening and a reminder of the importance of adapting to the changing work landscape. I encourage you to explore the resources provided by my guests, especially Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr’s educational offerings for military families.

I hope this blog post has given you valuable insights into employee retention and engagement in the modern workplace. Creating a supportive environment focusing on communication, etiquette, mentoring, and flexibility is essential for business success.

Thank you for joining me on this exploration. Stay tuned for more episodes and blog posts addressing pressing business issues.

Our Host

John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist, he has conducted over 1500 video interviews of thought leaders for Sales POP! online sales magazine & YouTube Channel and for audio podcast channels where Sales POP! is rated in the top 2% of most popular shows out of 3,320,580 podcasts globally, ranked by Listen Score. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.

About Author

As the founder of the Barr Business School, Dr. Frumi Rachel Barr, is an expert in scaling businesses. She leads CEOs through growth, with a focus on communication, alignment, and accountability. Her 20+ years of experience blend practical leadership with academic knowledge, helping leaders make smart, profitable choices. Dr. Frumi is instrumental in developing the next generation of business leaders. She is also the celebrated author of "A CEO’s Secret Weapon," a top-ranked business book with a foreword by Simon Sinek.

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