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.


Eight per cent of workers remain on furlough

Almost than one in 12 workers at firms that have not stopped trading remained on full or partial furlough just...

Personnel Today Awards 2020: Talent Management Award shortlist

26 Oct 2020

We continue our countdown to the Personnel Today Awards 2020 by taking a closer look at the organisations shortlisted for...

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Liverpool launches wage ‘top up’ scheme for hospitality and leisure

15 Oct 2020

Liverpool is to provide £40m of emergency funding for hospitality and leisure businesses in the region, allowing those affected by...

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Government will cover two-thirds of wages at firms forced to temporarily close

9 Oct 2020

Expanded Job Support Scheme announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak.

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Job Support Scheme guidance needed soon to avoid redundancies

9 Oct 2020

Organisations are in desperate need of guidance around the Job Support Scheme in order to make decisions about their future....

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Glassdoor launches diversity and inclusion ratings

1 Oct 2020

Employer insight platform Glassdoor has launched public diversity and inclusion ratings to help job seekers assess how inclusive an organisation...

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Job Support Scheme ‘won’t reduce job losses’

25 Sep 2020

The Job Support Scheme (JSS) will not save enough jobs and could be improved if the government scraps its ‘poorly...

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Chancellor unveils Job Support Scheme to curb winter job losses

24 Sep 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced his plans for protecting jobs after the furlough scheme closes at the end of October.

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Chancellor ‘considering short-time wage subsidy’

23 Sep 2020

HM Treasury is considering a successor to the furlough scheme that could be similar to Germany’s short-time wage subsidy system,...

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Third of nurses plan to quit NHS in ‘emerging crisis’

23 Sep 2020

A third of nurses are considering leaving the NHS in the next year, according to research highlighted by the House...

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Furloughed Butlin’s staff in limbo about jobs beyond October

21 Sep 2020

Holiday park firm Butlin’s is yet to tell around 1,000 furloughed staff whether they will keep their jobs after the...

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Extend furlough for critical sectors or risk losing skills, says Make UK

7 Sep 2020

The UK will fall behind its competitors and risk a loss of key skills if the furlough scheme is not extended for critical sectors, manufacturers warn.

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Half of new starters during pandemic moved from another industry

25 Aug 2020

Figures suggest the pandemic has prompted employees to rethink their career options.

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JP Morgan

Global bank to make working from home permanent

25 Aug 2020

JPMorgan Chase will introduce rotational working model with large proportion of staff able to work from home on a regular basis.

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Few furloughed arts and admin staff back at work

17 Aug 2020

The government is facing a further call to extend the furlough scheme struggling sectors, after it was revealed the majority...

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