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.


How to get ahead in the labour market race

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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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Brexit chaos

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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One in five teachers stressed most of the time

25 Feb 2019

Working conditions need to improve and workloads must become more manageable if schools are to stem the number of teachers...

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Bank of England sees BAME resignation rate soar

19 Feb 2019

The Bank of England is seeing a disproportionate number of ethnic minority staff leave the organisation, with it admitting that...

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Pay award expectations at record high

18 Feb 2019

Pay award expectations in the private sector have increased to 2.5% after years where 2% has been the norm, as employers plan to increase salaries to attract talent.

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Invest in NHS staff retention, report says

12 Feb 2019

The NHS needs to make more investment in its current workforce rather than creating new roles if it is to...

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Government to launch review of armed forces retention

5 Feb 2019

Theresa May has ordered a review into the armed forces’ retention problem in an attempt to curtail the number of...

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RAD Awards 2019 winners: Pink Squid take Work of the Year for Capgemini campaign

31 Jan 2019

Recruitment advertising agency Pink Squid won Work of the Year tonight at the RAD Awards 2019 for its “Active Inclusion”...

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