Outstanding speakers and trainers, plus a talented behind-the-scenes team ensure a successful program…every time!
Retention problems are costly.
We reduce unnecessary employee turnover by shifting manager mindsets and bridging generational gaps. This dramatically decreases turnover costs, increases employee satisfaction, and ensures high-quality services/products for customers.
Magnet Culture, formerly Crescendo Strategies, has been helping organizations in the healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, and other industries and companies like UPS, Humana, Vistage, Cintas, Berkshire Hathaway, the American Health Care Association, and the National Precast Concrete Association, stop high turnover in its tracks through dynamic keynotes and breakout sessions, engaging workshops, and online learning programs.
Whether you’re struggling to inspire your members or team, stop high-volume turnover or keep high-level talent, our generational approach, retention specialization, and actionable, results-oriented tactics will help your managers become retention champions and create a workplace where people WANT to stay.
Cara Silletto MBA, CSP
President & Chief Retention Officer
As a workforce thought leader, my job is to change leaders’ perspectives to ensure they are successful as workforce trends and demographics change. Serving as the voice of the new workforce, I offer insight into the mindset of today’s evolving workforce.
- Spoken for 30,000+ leaders across the country.
- Conducts 50-100 workshops and keynotes annually.
- A workforce thought leader published and quoted in USA Today, Forbes, Huffington Post and dozens of other business publications.
- 15+ years of experience being a Millennial in the workforce before becoming a speaker.
- Equipped with an MBA to quantify the impact on the bottom line.
- Named one of Louisville Business First’s 2018 Forty Under 40.
- Workforce Magazine in Chicago named Cara a “Game Changer” for her innovative approach to solving generational issues in the workplace
- Named in Recruiter.com “Top 10 Company Culture Experts to Watch,” list.
- Author of Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave and How to Keep Them Longer.
- Earned her Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation from the National Speakers Association in 2020.
Magnet Culture is Certified By the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council!
WBENC’s national standard of certification implemented by the Name of RPO is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a woman or women.
By including women-owned businesses among their suppliers, corporations and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier diversity programs.
By now, everyone knows that turnover is costly. On average it costs $5k to replace every lost hospitality employe! One way or another, companies are paying: either in retention investment or turnover losses. Learn the best use of your dollars in Cara’s latest article.
What do millennials really want? Are you making mistakes that could cause you to lose valuable talent?
Creating workforce harmony requires understanding that each generation (Millennials, Generation X, and Baby Boomers) has its own expectations and goals.
What is a stay interview? It is about the company’s performance and the manager’s performance. Read more from Cara Silletto on this type of interview that is growing in popularity.
Business services provide support for the robust local workforce. Find out more about these businesses that thrive in Greater Louisville.
When it comes to Human Resources, a lot can change in five years. The industry has been reshaped to build empathy, tolerance, understanding and being able to see both sides of any spectrum of diversity that would exist.
How is it that employee loyalty completely flipped in one generation? Listen to this podcast interview with Cara to learn the answer!
A brand’s worst nightmare is losing its team – its core components! Without people on board to help run the ship, it’s going to sink. Take a look at Cara’s 10 tips to start putting into practice to shut down that revolving door system for good.
Even if they’re unhappy, employees sometimes stick around. But why? Cara details some reasons that staff members stay at an organization.
Cara details the top six key management strategies that hotel managers need to know to better lead their employees.
As companies determine what goes into their staff training budgets, it can be hard to sort through all the different options. Cara dives into all the different things that are now essential to reducing unnecessary staff turnover.
Are you ready for the transition from a long-term workforce to shorter-term workers? The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s IOM blog has a guest post from Cara that will help employers prepare for the transition that’s already hitting industries across the country.
The nursing industry is in the midst of a turnover crisis. There’s a well-known shortage of nursing staff AND an average of 1 out of every 4 nurses will leave the profession within the first few years of practice. Thankfully there is hope! Cara and Nurse Keith talk about what can be done in this episode of the Mastering Nursing Podcast.
Cara Silletto is named on Louisville Business First’s Forty Under 40 list for 2018! It is a program honoring the region’s up-and-coming young leaders, under the age of 40. It is comprised of accomplished businesspeople who are standouts in career achievements and community accomplishments.
The one-size-fits-all model for staffing and managing no longer works for the modern workforce – so what does? See Cara’s article at HealthcareSource for insights.
Do you ever feel ignored because the person you’re trying to engage is staring at their cell phone? In this article, Leah shares the fascinating story of how a dentist chose to creatively deal the issue but later had a change of heart.
In this 2-part interview, Annica Thomas talks with Leah Brown about Millennials in the workplace and her and Cara’s new book, Staying Power: Why Your Employees Leave & How to Keep Them Longer.
In today’s business environment, an increase in shorter-term workers is imminent. It’s time to lead, plan, and operate differently.
The goal used to be to keep staff at least 2+ years, but nowadays workers are becoming increasingly shorter-term. In this article, Cara gives 6 tips to overcome the challenges of a revolving-door workforce and gain greater staffing stability.
“An imminent danger is threatening many companies and their future profitability: short-term workers.” Learn how to deal with this growing trend in Cara’s article here.
Cara is the guest on this episode of BLR’s award-winning podcast, HR Works: The Podcast for Human Resources. Listen in as she talks through how today’s HR professionals are sitting in a unique sweet spot for impacting the bottom line of their organizations.
What does it take to be a sustainable organization moving forward? It takes a new way of leading, planning and operating. It is time for a new management mindset.
Do you get frustrated with younger new hires who have an inability to figure out problems on their own or can’t finish a project without a template? Why are Millennials so different than other generations?
Has your organization kept up with the evolving expectations of today’s new workforce and made the necessary changes to attract and retain talent? If your employer brand is considered behind the times, watch for talent to go elsewhere.
5 Tips for business owners, managers, and recruiters to succeed in an employee market. The organizations who are winning the talent battle are those focusing more than ever on their human assets.
Employees have the upper hand now, so culture is everything! Building a strong culture where people want to work is key to employee retention.
Leah Brown is featured in the KAHCF magazine, CareLink, with an article about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment plan for employee turnover.
We are in an employee market where applicants and candidates have the upper hand. See how companies can manage their employer brand.
What does it take to be a sustainable organization moving forward? It takes a new way of leading, planning and operating.
Don’t believe everything you hear! Discover what experts, including Cara Silletto, say are the top 10 myths about recruiting and hiring.
Read “Reducing Unnecessary Employee Turnover” – an overview of Cara’s session at the state conference.
Cara was interviewed about how flexible summer schedules can improve conditions for overworked employees.
Cara explains the Millennial Mindset and how to bridge generational gaps in your workplace.
Read Cara’s article on the changing landscape of talent recruitment and retention costs.
Cara weighs in on the impact for organizations that prioritize fun and engage employees socially.
Use these expert tips on hiring millennials the next time you’re looking to add to your team.
Click below to find out from Cara why Millennial men won’t work 60 hour work weeks.
Read the Lane Report interview with Cara outlining how Crescendo Strategies got started and what’s next.
Read the Forbes article in which Cara discusses why Millennials are so openly sharing their salary information, and what that means for today’s business managers.
Read about the 10 Items you need in your onboarding agenda from Cara Silletto and other experts.
Cara Silletto made Recruiter.com’s list of the Top 10 Company Culture Experts!
Cara spoke about Millennials at the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA).
Read Cara’s article about strategies for retaining talent when employees have the upper hand.
Read Cara’s HR article about understanding and managing the Millennial mindset.
Cara was named a 2014 “Game Changer” by Workforce Magazine in Chicago, IL.
Read Cara’s quote in Jeff Stein’s Huff Post blog on “What Old People Can Learn from Millennials.” Scroll through the photo slideshow at the bottom of the page to hear more!
Learn how Cara found her Millennial niche and read about her path to build Crescendo Strategies.
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President & Chief Retention Officer
Senior Retention Strategist
Senior Retention Strategist
“Our staff found Cara entertaining, practical, and insightful. She interacted with our group to challenge and prepare them for working in diverse settings. She listened to us, and crafted a plan to meet our goals. She was a home run with our group, and she will do the same with yours.”
Dr. David Boyd, Director, University of Indianapolis
“Cara is a must-have speaker! Her session directly pinpoints the employment issues our association leaders and their member businesses are wrestling with today.
And she’s not like other generational speakers. Every association would benefit from her timely and relevant message!”
Jenny Matthews, ED, TSAE
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