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What would you suggest YMCA management do to prevent others from leaving?

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Always give your current employees praise daily. People want to feel noticed and that they're doing a good job. If you praise the ones that ARE GOOD, the ones that ARE NOT will want to "earn" your compliment too. Even small incentives like a pat on the back or a candy bar go a long way in this busy, rushed unapprecentive world.

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To Value people,
To remember your mission statement,
Pay better wages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I couldn't afford to eat or let alone have enough gas.. I had to find a better job and with benefits.

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To allow more international workers

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Don't treat your underlings like children! Raise pay to match expectations. Also required training shouldn't cost an employee who makes $8.25 an hour! You may pay for their time , but they're still at a deficit! It isn't a privilege to work at the ymca and have to endure paying for trainings, putting up with rude management and parents and possibly dangerous situations.

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Communication is key. It is important to provide clear expectations of everyone, because at the end of the day, you are all a team whether you like each other or not. When an employee is upset, it would be nice for management to sit down with that person to find out the reasons why? Ask..what can we do to change your mind? Do not make us feel like just another "number". We are people with feelings too. I find that working for the Y is a lot like high school. Everyone has their cliques, and that's fine. However, it is not ok to show favoritism, to one employee and not others.

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I feel communication goes both ways not only for us employee's but for the employer's also. It takes a team to make the best work environment possible! If there's no team work you'll be set-up to fail.

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First and foremost ... treat people fairly ! Thank them for a job well done ... recognize those staff that go far & beyond... provide family gym memberships after 3 years as a reward versus charging ... appreciate your maintenance and custodians as well as ALL front line staff ... they are really the glue that makes your facilities shine in more ways then one .... raise the salary and provide more flexibility amongst departments ... overall ... Appreciate your staff ... get to know them and thank them .... Maryland Farms Y ... Brentwood , TN ....

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Be sure the HR department EXISTS and is operated by a person with integrity that will not cower to higher ups bullying and harassing tactics.

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Lack of professionalism talked about other employees and the director kn front of other employees..

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Care about your staff

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