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.


Primark will not take up job retention bonus

John Lewis and William Hill thought to be unlikely to take advantage of scheme, but many other large firms still weighing it up.

Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

8 Jul 2020

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

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Pay premiums to reduce this year as recruiting difficulties ease

22 Jun 2020

Research finds that fewer companies will offer a premium to attract talent in the coming months and that HR is heavily involved in business continuity planning.

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Employees on payrolls drop 600,000 in two months

16 Jun 2020

The UK could be heading into an ‘employment crisis’, commentators have warned, as the number of employees on payrolls dropped...

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Retail, hotel and food services are biggest furlough scheme users

12 Jun 2020

Retail, wholesale, accommodation and food services businesses have been the biggest users of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, together putting...

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TUC proposes job guarantee scheme to avoid youth unemployment

12 Jun 2020

Women aged 25 and under faced the greatest risk of long term unemployment because of the Covid-19 crisis, claims TUC study.

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Fastest increase in candidate supply since 2009

5 Jun 2020

Recruiters have seen candidate supply rise at its fastest rate in more than a decade, but there has been a...

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Make UK launches new Covid 19 HR & Legal Support Programme to protect businesses and safeguard jobs

3 Jun 2020

PROMOTED | Make UK has developed a new online suite of services to help manufacturers with the challenges of preparing...

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Chancellor set to announce tapering of furlough scheme

29 May 2020

Employers will be expected to pay 20% of furloughed employees’ wages under plans set to be announced by chancellor Rishi...

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Met Police asks retired officers to return

27 Mar 2020

The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay...

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Why offering pensions advice is good for society and business

24 Mar 2020

There is a significant knowledge gap when it comes to preparing for later life and employers have a key role...

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RAD Awards 2020 winners: TMP Worldwide takes Work of the Year with The AA

31 Jan 2020

TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.

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There’s more to recognition than stroking egos, finds study

27 Jan 2020

UK employees crave more recognition.

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Proposed salary increases not enough say teaching unions

21 Jan 2020

The government has provided more information on pay increases for teachers since it announced the biggest sustained uplift in pay...

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Business leaders question migration policy as EU workers return ‘home’

28 Nov 2019

The CBI has queried how a post-Brexit immigration system would function as new figures confirm the decline in EU net...

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