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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Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...

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Succession planning: how professional services firms can avoid talent drain

5 Jun 2019

Almost all organisations have felt the effects of record employment on recruitment, which is why supporting existing staff to move...

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Why ‘talent’ is no longer a useful term for business

16 May 2019

As the requirements for future leaders change, is it time to do away with the concept of focusing only on a select few?

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Two in five employers train existing staff to fill jobs

13 May 2019

Forty-three per cent of employers are upskilling existing staff to plug hard-to-fill vacancies and a similar proportion (41%) say it has become more difficult to recruit in the past year.

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How should employers support returning mothers’ mental health?

9 May 2019

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive...

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Enhance leave policies to keep carers in work, employers urged

8 May 2019

The chief executive of a major energy supplier is urging employers to do more to retain the almost 5 million...

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How to get ahead in the labour market race

9 Apr 2019

Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight...

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‘People wouldn’t admit they worked here’: Transforming Morecambe NHS trust

3 Apr 2019

Furness General Hospital hit the headlines in 2013 following a number of tragic baby deaths in its maternity unit. Ashleigh...

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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Half of job candidates sold an ‘unrealistic dream’

27 Mar 2019

Research from pre-hire assessment start-up ThriveMap has shown that 48% of employees have left a role because it wasn’t what...

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Unleash 2019: How purpose creates a sense of belonging

25 Mar 2019

Giving employees a compelling purpose is nothing new, but it might help create a sense of belonging in a world...

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Unemployment leads young people to value more than pay

20 Mar 2019

Young people who have had a spell out of work value “intrinsic” aspects of employment such as learning new things...

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Strategic workforce planning is a necessity, not a ‘nice to have’

20 Mar 2019

With automation likely to see many jobs displaced in the near future, employers need to prepare now to find areas where workers' existing and emerging skills will be needed

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Expecting staff loyalty during Brexit? Think again

7 Mar 2019

Employee engagement, behaviour, productivity could all suffer as UK businesses endure a disruptive, divisive Brexit process, argues Gartner's Brian Kropp. And it will become more difficult to retain highly valued workers, he says.

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Amazon unveils strategy to increase women in STEM roles

7 Mar 2019

Amazon launches plans to boost women in tech roles across its UK business, as research offers fresh insights on women's experiences of the innovation economy

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