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.


NHS staff won’t ‘bounce back’ without support

The NHS could see an exodus of staff unless leaders are given the resources needed to support their wellbeing, the NHS Confederation has said.

Shortage of bouncers threatens bar and nightclub reopening

22 Mar 2021

An industry body claims up to 20% of staff have been redeployed by their employers and more than a third are now working in other industries.

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Furlough money returned by 125,000 firms

3 Mar 2021

Some £700m in furlough grants has been returned to the government by 125,000 employers.

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Restaurant chain denies abuse of furlough scheme

2 Mar 2021

Steakhouse group Tomahawk has rejected accusations by the GMB union of bullying workers to lend it money.

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The final furlough: what are the pros and cons of re-hiring redundant staff?

28 Dec 2020

With the vaccine on the way and businesses hoping for a return to ‘normal’ in the coming months, should employers rehire talent, or are the risks too high?

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Employees on payrolls plummet by more than 800k

15 Dec 2020

There were 819,000 fewer workers on company payrolls last month than at the start of the pandemic, with the hospitality...

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Coronavirus employment measures across Europe

10 Dec 2020

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, governments across Europe have implemented extraordinary measures to help employers and staff to...

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UK employers least confident in Europe about recruitment prospects

8 Dec 2020

Employers in the UK are the least confident in Europe about their ability to hire additional workers – but they...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 winners: NHS praised for Covid response

27 Nov 2020

NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...

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Number of out-of-work over-50s surges

23 Nov 2020

The number of unemployed over-50s has leapt by a third in a year – well above the increase across all age groups.

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Union warns of post-pandemic head teacher ‘exodus’

18 Nov 2020

An education union has warned of a post-Covid exodus of head teachers, with almost half who responded to a survey...

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Furlough extension: practical implications for HR

10 Nov 2020

Following the announcement that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be in place until March 2021 and will cover 80%...

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Three in 10 planning job cuts before 2021

9 Nov 2020

Three in 10 employers were planning redundacies in the final quarter of this year, according to research undertaken before the...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: Innovation in Recruitment shortlist

2 Nov 2020

With just a few weeks until we celebrate the Personnel Today Awards 2020, we profile the shortlisted organisations. The latest...

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Eight per cent of workers remain on furlough

30 Oct 2020

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

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