Retention

Retention Strategy — Why Do People Stay In Their Jobs

A better question is: why do you stay in your job. This more positive approach gives significantly different answers than the traditional exit interviews. Just as a marketing expert focuses on a product's best qualities, you must focus on the reasons why people stay in their jobs. Reinforcing these factors …

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A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 4

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? The first three parts of this column introduced the elements of a world-class blocking strategy, including tips to prevent poaching at conferences and events. This week, we look at online blocking techniques, the most …

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A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 3

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? Part 1 and Part 2 of this column introduced 15 elements of a world-class blocking strategy. This week, read on to learn six new, essential tips for blocking the poaching. In addition, this column …

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A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 2

Is your firm experiencing an increasing turnover rate because recruiters from other firms are raiding you? Last week’s column introduced three elements of a world-class blocking strategy, including analyzing your talent competitors’ immediate needs; engaging third-party recruiters to determine who is most coveted; and working up an agreement with trusted …

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A Blocking Strategy For Increasing Employee Retention, Part 1

Are you currently experiencing, or are you fearful of experiencing, an increasing turnover rate as global competition for talent drives more and more organizations to directly target your employees? It’s no secret that demand for skilled labor in specific talent pools currently exceeds the available supply of local, and in …

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Expanding the Scope of Your Retention Efforts

As the economy heats up and firms once again look to build up their talent strength, it’s only logical that senior leaders, managers and HR professionals will increasingly look at retention as a major business imperative. But as a professional who has been designing retention solutions for corporations for well …

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Retention: Can Your Turnover Rate Be Too Low?

During tough economic times, it’s easy to retain workers. Even the top performers are focusing on maintaining their job security, so they aren’t going anywhere. In fact, no one is leaving or even looking. But it’s also easy to get lackadaisical about turnover, because traditionally the topic only comes up …

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