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A best-of-breed in staff retention Staff turnover can cost companies dearly. Learn about one telecommunications giant's best-of-breed staff retention approach and the many ways it's paying off for both the staff and the company.  
Bankruptcy Key employee retention plans (KERP), employee retention and bankruptcy: Balancing stakeholder interests.  
Breaking the Employee Turnover Cycle Best practices guide for employee retention. Mirroring the drivers of turnover, certain best practices have emerged that help ensure higher rates of employee retention.   
Employee Retention People Leave Managers, Not Companies: How To Increase Employee Retention.   
Employee Retention - Talent Management Retaining employees involves understanding the intrinsic motivators of them which many organizations unable to identify.  In this context organizations need to dig novel approaches to retain the most effective manpower.   
Employee What?! Introductory chapter, that will: Look at exactly what “employee retention” is and examine three trends that are currently shaping employee retention strategies.   
Five Top Employee Retention Strategies  This article describes some effective employee retention strategies that will help you retain good staff and develop a stable workforce. The first step is to understand why employees leave.   
Keeping a cut above the rest - Employee retention strategies Rather than fight a futile “war for talent”, leaders should “build talent” by looking within their organisations for the critical skills, knowledge and attributes required to execute their company's most important roles.   
Managing Employee Retention as a Strategy for Increasing Organizational Competitiveness Research indicates that the total cost of employee turnover is about 150% of an employee’s salary. Because of this high cost of turnover, the organization that is the focus of this article sought to understand their employee’s turnover intentions and the reasons for the potential turnover.   
Retention success tied to money, but it's much more than salaries There's no denying that money keeps tech staff in their current jobs, but competitive salaries aren't the lone factor in reducing turnover. As this case study illustrates, other uses of the money are also very effective.  
Talent 2020: Surveying the Talent Paradox from the Employee Perspective Organizations need to ask themselves the fundamental questions of the talent paradox: Are employees truly satisfied? Or are they simply accepting their fate by “making do” with their current employers because of a difficult job market?  new
Understand Why Employees Come and Why They Stay How long do you think good, talented people stick around at places that treat them like draftees? Not long. David Russo explains why employees are your most valuable asset -- by far. This chapter is from the book 17 Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent: Why Engaged Employees Are Your Greatest Sustainable Advantage  
Voluntary turnover……….Losing too many of your keepers? The question is, why are some of our best employees choosing to leave and what is being done?  
Why Do People Leave? Most of us believe our employees leave us for money reasons. How many times have you said, “If only I could have paid her more, she would have stayed.” Yes, you’ve lost people because of money, but the majority of contemporary research finds that people leave for one major reason and several subordinate ones. pdf-file  


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What employees do in an economic crisis – paradox things!
An economic crisis is a period full of risks and uncertainties – not only for businesses but also for their employees. Naturally, people develop different strategies of coping with such a situation, depending on their skills, personal attitudes and their employability. I recently found two pieces of information with two completely different ways employees tend to react to the current market situation.

Retention Leadership: Three Key Drivers for Retaining the "Best of the Best" in Your Organization
By Karla Brandau
In the executive offices of high-tech companies across the globe, a new weapon is reemerging in the executive arsenal with powerful implications for driving business success: Retention Leadership.



The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today
by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd
The workplace of the future is being shaped today by Web 2.0—a collection of breakthrough social media technologies—and by the Millennial Generation, people born between 1977 and 1997. The convergence of these emerging workplace trends has created a generation of hyperconnected workers who are placing increased pressure on employers to overhaul their approach to talent management.




Love 'em or Lose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay
by Beverly Kaye , Sharon Jordan-Evans
Because finding the ideal person for every workplace position has become an increasingly difficult task, the retention of top employees has become every manager's concern. This bookproposes that this "race for talent" can be effectively run only by those who adopt programs and policies that truly support their personnel. It then shows how to do so, even in organizations reluctant to participate actively.

The Deadly Sins of Employee Retention
by Mark Murphy and Andrea Burgio-Murphy
This book will challenge some of the most entrenched and misguided beliefs about employee retention. The authors will show you how to avoid the Deadly Sins of Employee Retention and teach you five cutting-edge strategies for keeping your best people. Individual leaders and entire organizations can transform their retention efforts immediately.

Managing Employee Retention : A Strategic Accountability Approach
by Jack J. Phillips, Adele O. Connell
This book is a practical guide for managers to retain their talented employees. It shows how to manage and monitor turnover and how to develop the ROI of keeping your talent using innovative retention programs. The book presents a logical process of managing retention, from identifying turnover costs and causes, designing solutions that match the causes of turnover, developing tools for tracking turnover and placing alerts when action is needed, and measuring the ROI of retention programs.

Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang on to Your Most Valuable Talent
by F. Leigh Branham
This book offers a very workable plan for victory in a workforce battle with no immediate end in sight. It details 24 Retention Practices that Branham developed and organized around the principles of attracting





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