Small Business Trends Radio

Six Secrets to Retaining Your Best Employees

Brian Lowenthal of The Benchmark Partners

In this edition of the Small Business Trends Radio show, Brian Lowenthal of The Benchmark Partners provides practical advice and the recipe for retaining your best employees. With host Anita Campbell.

Remember this is to help you RETAIN your best employees — the ones who would really shock you and your business if they left.

Here is a sneak peek at some of the Six Secrets — but don’t stop here, listen to Anita and Brian, your business may depend on it. The secrets involve creating an environment where:

  • Employees trust the leadership
  • They have positive relationships, especially with the boss
  • They have meaningful work to do
  • The job supports their need for work-life balance, however that is defined

Other highlights of this show include Anita Campbell’s regular feature, Today’s Trend. The Today’s Trend in this segment is the “Five Ways to Spot Business Trends.” As promised, this Today’s Trend was transcribed into an article, which you can find by visiting: Five Ways to Spot Business Trends.

About Brian Lowenthal

Brian D. Lowenthal is a co-founder and Managing Partner of The Benchmark Partners. In twenty-five years as a business professional, he has been a corporate executive, organizational consultant, and business owner.

As a Vice President of Human Resources, (first with Dots, Inc., a retail apparel company, and later with Bonne Bell, a consumer products company), he designed, developed, and implemented HR Strategic Plans aligned to the organization’s business strategy. He has expertise in the deployment of HR technology, has implemented HR practices that have significantly increased the level of employee engagement, and built HR scorecards. Brian was the first Director, Organizational Development, at Express, Inc., the largest division of The Limited, where he facilitated the creation of their Balanced Scorecard.

As a consultant, he has worked with Fortune 100 companies, as well as start-up organizations. He was Regional Vice President for Development Dimensions International, and led the global HR Benchmarking practice for The Hackett Group, a division of Answerthink, Inc. His expertise includes organizational and HR strategy development, executive coaching, benchmarking, culture change, individual and organizational assessment, and leadership development.

Brian’s clients have included: Synovus Financial, Motorola, Starbucks Coffee Company, Carlson Companies, Mattel, Kohler Company, Freddie Mac, Textron, Lockheed-Martin, Hard Rock Café, Bose Corporation, and Ariel Capital Management.

An internationally recognized speaker on benchmarking, HR Strategy, Measurement, and Organization and Leadership Development, Brian is an active member of SHRM and the HR Planning Society. He earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Education and Business Administration from Illinois State University, an MBA from Roosevelt University, and is currently teaching Human Resources at Cleveland State University.

Date: Recorded February 28, 2006

Duration: 60 minutes

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