Keeping the Best: A Practical Guide to Retaining Key Employees

Bevan S, Barber L, Robinson D  | Report 337 | Institute for Employment Studies | Oct 1997

After the shake-out of jobs from the recession, employers are now becoming concerned about their ability to keep their best and most valuable employees.

Rather than panic and throw money at the problem, it is important that employers adopt more considered and targeted approaches to keeping their best employees.

This practical guide demonstrates that, through careful risk analysis and targeting of retention measures, losses of key people can be both predicted and prevented. The guide includes turnover costs checklist, retention risk analysis, and exit interview questionnaire.