Retention of staff

Retention of staff, so that key skills and experience are not lost, is very important for employers.

Benchmarking the employer's total turnover rate and voluntary resignation rate against those of similar employers can help the employer to establish whether the level of turnover is acceptable, too high or too low.

Employers need to analyse the underlying reasons for staff departures and, if the departure rates are too high, establish a retention strategy.


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Internal vacancy engines: Developing the SME talent you already have

Many smaller organisations are too fast to recruit externally. They look for new talent outside rather than considering the people...

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How to be an employer of choice in an increasingly competitive jobs market

10 Jul 2017

How do you make your business a place where the talent you crave wants to work? Claire McCartney examines recent...

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disruptive-work

Technology is disrupting work – but what do staff think?

30 Jun 2017

How is the world of work changing? Perhaps more importantly, how do staff perceive it to be changing? ADP president...

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Millennials: Is your employee experience relevant enough?

14 Jun 2017

There are hordes of clichés around millennial workers, but which attributes should your organisation keep front of mind when hiring ...

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CIPD says Brexit will increase hiring difficulties

5 Jun 2017

Brexit will make it harder to hire well-qualified talent, research from the CIPD has found.

The latest CIPD/Hays Resourcing and...

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How to improve employee attraction, onboarding and retention (webinar)

2 Jun 2017

ON DEMAND | One in four new hires leave in their first year, costing the equivalent of a year’s salary to replace them....

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Employee segmentation: the commercial opportunity for reward

2 May 2017

Does your organisation take a one-size-fits-all approach to reward? Benjamin Viney looks at how businesses are using data to tailor...

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Revising a contract of employment: tips to avoid unfair dismissal

2 Mar 2017

Employers must tread carefully when revising a contract of employment. Joanna Sutton offers tips to avoid unfair dismissal claims or ...

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Essential people analytics: Seven key HR metrics for 2017

18 Jan 2017

With data and analytics playing an increasingly critical role in HR decision-making, latest analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the seven...

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Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

10 Jan 2017

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity...

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Restrictive covenants are useful for businesses where the value is in their people.   For example, what is the Great British Bake Off (other than a tent) without  Mary Berry (pictured above with winning contestant Nadiya Hussain)? Photo: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

Restrictive covenants: would a “non-compete” clause have kept Mary Berry on the Bake Off?

31 Oct 2016

The Government is considering a ban on restrictive covenants, but would this open the door to more poaching of staff?...

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Employers cautious about pay awards in the year ahead

27 Oct 2016

Many employees are set to see their pay eroded over the next year as inflation rises and employers keep pay...

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How skills-based volunteering can boost careers

30 Sep 2016

Many employers see volunteering as a way to boost team dynamics and give something back. Skills-based volunteering takes this one...

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What the Great British Bake Off teaches us about retaining talent

22 Sep 2016

Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to...

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Nine in 10 would choose employer that offered flexible working

28 Jul 2016

If your business does not offer flexible working options, your best employees may look to move to an employer that...

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