Roy Barker Community Talk About Employee Retention | Ep. 223

Roy Barker

Roy Barker is a Business and Senior Living Consultant, who’s been working with businesses to improve their financial position. In this episode, he shares how it is possible through employee retention.

“If we’re out there making these connections and developing relationships prior to meeting somebody, it could save us a lot of time and a headache.”

Why Employee Retention Matters

Roy Barker Community Talk About Employee Retention | Ep. 223Roy worked for AT&T as Construction Manager. When he finished his Finance degree, he helped his stepfather complete a book project. It led him into becoming a Senior Living Consultant.

In the process, he learned about the turnover rate expectation of 300%. Coming from the AT&T, they had little turnover and didn’t understand the concept.

He did some research and discovered the importance of employee retention. There were high costs associated even with lower salary employees.

The Effects of Turnovers

Roy has seen over 100% turnover every year. According to him, turnovers affect both the business’s bottom line and its customers. Employee retention helps prevent service degradation.

“When they come in and see somebody new everytime they walk through your door, they begin to wonder as well.” – Roy Barker on how turnovers affect customers

Challenges in Finding Replacement

Employee retention is important especially with the decline in the unemployment rate. It is not always easy for businesses to look for new talents.

“When you don’t have a big pool of workers to choose from, it becomes even more important.” – Roy Barker

People tend to be very reactive when it comes to turnovers. A typical reaction is to find a replacement immediately. But out of many applicants, according to Roy, 90% most likely don’t have the necessary skills and are not living in the same town.

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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