Three Bad Habits That Can Drive Good Employees Away, According to CEO Brandon Frere

Press Release ( - PETALUMA, Calif. - Aug 01, 2018 - Finding and keeping a productive workforce is a challenge for any business. As millennials increasingly take a starring role in the labor market (by 2020 they are projected to make up nearly half of all workers), employers must adjust their ways to cater to generational tastes. Offering flexible hours and embracing new technologies may go a long way to attract younger workers, but it is important to make sure that all employees feel that they work in an environment that they can appreciate. CEO and entrepreneur Brandon Frere has developed strategies to foster a successful work climate for all employees, and part of that is based on eliminating bad habits that employees dislike regardless of generation.

“My employees are my number one priority, and I try to keep them happy. Over the years, first as an employee and then as an employer, I’ve seen some bad habits that I try to avoid at all costs. I feel like I know the things that workers hate,” Frere said.

The first mistake, according to Frere, is feeling too important. If a boss feels more important than the employees, that boss will likely take credit for projects completed by the team. This can significantly reduce morale. The boss who treats employees as if they are “less than” can come across as threatening, selfish, conniving and just plain mean.

My employees are my number one priority, and I try to keep them happy. Over the years, first as an employee and then as an employer, I’ve seen some bad habits that I try to avoid at all costs. I feel like I know the things that workers hate.

Brandon Frere

CEO of Frere Enterprises

Poor communication, the second bad habit, can be a result. Sharing information is important, Frere says, because bosses who withhold it can seem overly controlling. Hoarding info or data comes off like a power play meant to keep employees out of the loop. Any changes to protocol should be clearly communicated and explained to employees so they feel included in the process.

The last bad habit is micromanagement. Too much bureaucracy can make employees feel untrusted. Too many layers of management or too many steps between a question and an answer can stifle employee motivation. Frere recommends stepping back from employees and letting them reach accomplishments on their own. An overly involved boss can come across like a helicopter mom — always hovering around and never letting the employee find their own way.

“Make your employees your priority and they will reward you with increased production and engagement,” Frere began, “and remember that leadership is ultimately about serving those you lead so they can do great things.”

About Frere Enterprises

Brandon Frere is an entrepreneur and businessman who lives in Sonoma County, California. He has designed and created multiple companies to meet the ever-demanding needs of businesses and consumers alike. His company website,, is used as a means to communicate many of the lessons, fundamentals and information he has learned throughout his extensive business and personal endeavors, most recently in advocating on behalf of student loan borrowers nationwide.

As experienced during his own student loan repayment, Mr. Frere found out how difficult it can be to work with federally contracted student loan servicers and the repayment programs designed to help borrowers. Through those efforts, he gained an insider’s look into the repayment process and the motivations behind the inflating student loan debt bubble. His knowledge of the confusing landscape of student loan repayment became a vital theme in his future endeavors, and he now uses those experiences to help guide others through the daunting process of applying for available federal repayment and loan forgiveness programs.

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