Retaining Top Talent: Yes, it really IS all about them.
Attracting top talent is difficult enough, but retaining them can be even more difficult. And given the high cost of hiring and training new employees, it seems to me you might want to consider all the ways you can retain high performers. In this article from strategy + business magazine, they confirm that, yes, it really IS all about them.
Employees want to feel engaged – especially high performers. They want to know that their opinion matters and that they are valued. Think about it, if you don’t feel any of those things, why bother? Managers can make a difference, but at the end of the day, it is the leaders who set the tone. Leaders not only have to care about these things, they also have to live it every day. It has to be part of your company’s culture.
You can bet that high performing companies have highly engaged employees. If you don’t think you’re getting the best out of your employees, take a look in the mirror first.