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Employee Retention

A quarter of employees worldwide plan to quit their jobs post-COVID1.

Employee burnout and anxiety have been major reasons for employee turnover.  Millennials and working parents are the populations most likely to leave their jobs post-COVID.


Employee Engagement

The Four Most Effective Ways To Increase Employee Engagement:

  1. Offer consistent and ongoing recognition and praise.
  2. Ensure that your Managers are having regular and frequent dialogues with the direct reports about career development.
  3. Teach your managers to treat their employees as Human Beings, as opposed to cogs on the wheel of productivity.
  4. Offer new and improved health and wellness benefits that directly address the aforementioned stress and anxiety.


Workplace Safety

Encourage and support COVID-19 Vaccinations.

This effort should include offering incentives to employees for getting vaccinated, perks like time off, free food, cash, and/or gift cards.


Focus On Consistent, Clear, And Informative Communications With Your Employees

This type of communication effort is more important than ever with a virtual/remote work world.  In fact, the majority of employees say that the most important thing their manager can provide is more feedback and coaching on the employee’s role and work performance.


Address The Mental Health Of Your Managers

Employees are not the only ones suffering in silence with work anxiety and stress.  59% of managers all feel that they are overworked2.


More Employers Are Offering Pet Insurance

Multiple research studies have found that having a relationship with an animal can have an impactful positive effect on employees’ mental health.  Millennials now make up the lion’s share of the North American workforce and they are seeking and value more help in caring for their furry friends.



1  April 2021 Survey by Eagle Hill Consulting.

2  April 2021 Study by Employee Benefit News


Kevin Sheridan is an internationally-recognized Keynote Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. For five years running, he has been honored on Inc. Magazine’s top 100 Leadership Speakers in the world, as well as Inc.’s top 100 experts on Employee Engagement. He was also honored to be named to The Employee Engagement Award’s Top 101 Global Influencers on Employee Engagement of 2017.

Having spent thirty years as a high-level Human Capital Management consultant, Kevin has helped some of the world’s largest corporations rebuild a culture that fosters productive engagement, earning him several distinctive awards and honors. Kevin’s premier creation, PEER®, has been consistently recognized as a long-overdue, industry-changing innovation in the field of Employee Engagement. His first book, Building a Magnetic Culture, made six of the best seller lists including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. He is also the author of The Virtual Manager, which explores how to most effectively manage remote workers.

Kevin received a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School in 1988, concentrating his degree in Strategy, Human Resources Management, and Organizational Behavior. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded and sold three different companies.

Email: kevin@kevinsheridanllc.com