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The Financially Simple podcast is your one-stop resource for small business owners. Gain unique insights into growing, refining, and selling businesses. You will hear ways business owners have reduced their tax liabilities, increased their income, improved office morale, saved for the retirement of their dreams, and more.
Host Justin Goodbread is a serial entrepreneur, CFP® (Certified Financial Planning professional), CEPA (Certified Exit Planning Advisor), and CVGA (Certified Value Growth Advisor) with years of experience guiding business owners from start to exit in their business.

Oct 24, 2022

Many of us business owners are like drivers: our heads are always in the future, thinking about where our companies are headed. On the other hand, many of us aren’t experts in human resources and have difficulty working with groups of people with different personalities and skill sets. Still, people are an essential aspect of a company and we have to have a core group of high-performing employees aligned with the direction of the company we’re driving. And, amid the Great Resignation, it has become more imperative for business owners to keep their A-level employees happy.


In this episode, I outline the different ways to make your top-performing employees happy and retain them. I discuss how voluntary turnover rates have increased since the pandemic began and describe new workforce issues and needs today’s business owners face. I explain why flexible working arrangements are vital to retaining key employees. I also highlight the multigenerational impact of employee recognition and underscore how happy employees can increase your profit margin.


“If you have 10 employees, you are likely to have two to three voluntary departures in the near future, and it could be disruptive for your business.” - Justin Goodbread


This week on the Financially Simple Experience:


  • How voluntary turnover increased throughout the pandemic
  • The transient workforce and the stigmatization of remote work
  • Understanding employee demographics and their needs
  • Investing in employee engagement
  • How improving employee engagement can lead to increased profit margins
  • Daily actions that could increase employee engagement in your company
  • Supporting your top employees’ professional development
  • The multi-generational impact of employee recognition
  • Healthy corporate culture and avoiding toxicity in the workplace
  • Embracing workplace flexibility
  • Why flexible schedules and remote work are vital to retaining employees
  • Building friendship and camaraderie in the organization
  • How employee turnover drags profitability and team morale
  • How working with a business coach can help you overcome familiarity bias and retain your high-performing employees


Our Favorite Quotes:


  • “Commit to your A-players’ movement and development. You can build a professional development system, no matter what industry you’re in.” - Justin Goodbread
  • “We have to maintain motivation. We need to build a healthy corporate culture, strengthen our employee relationship, and reduce micromanagement as much as possible.” - Justin Goodbread
  • “We have to rule with empathy. If we’re completely rigid and demanding peak performance with no empathy, someone who’s going through a hard time in their lives will not stay with the company.” - Justin Goodbread


About The Financially Simple Podcast

If you are looking for a podcast that speaks directly to the challenges and puzzles of running a business, you’ve come to the right place. The Financially Simple podcast was built for you. With over 400 episodes and counting, our host Justin Goodbread covers a broad range of topics, from starting a small business, to prepping it for sale, to growing your personal wealth. Justin’s combination of analytical skills, tough love, and a healthy dose of experience delivers practical ideas that will benefit business builders at every stage of their business journey. 

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Financially Simple is a division of WealthSource Partners, LLC (“WSP”), which offers investment advisory and financial planning services. All investing involves risk of loss, including the possible loss of principal. Past performance does not guarantee future results and nothing in this podcast should be construed as a guarantee of any specific outcome or profit. All market indices discussed are unmanaged, do not incur management fees, costs and expenses, and cannot be invested into directly. Business planning services offered by WealthSource Business Advisors, LLC (“WBA”).


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