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Staff retention and loss: an introduction

Encouraging staff to stay with your organisation and what to do when they leave.

Today, very few people expect to have a job for life as they might once have done. While a certain amount of employee turnover allows fresh ideas and influences into the organisation, too great a staff turnover can be problematic and expensive.

Why employees leave

The number one reason why employees leave organisations is  poor leadership. Visit the leadership section of Knowhow to learn more. To find out the real reason why the employee left, you may want to carry out an exit interview.

Encouraging staff retention

Organisations can encourage staff to stay by providing:

Employees are more likely to remain at an organisation that conveys a strong vision and involves staff at all levels in decision-making processes. Read more on building a loyal workforce.

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Page last edited Apr 07, 2017

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