Employee Retention: Keeping the Best at UNH

Employee Retention: Keeping the Best

How do you build a workplace that quality employees want to remain with and quality outsiders want to be hired into? According to a 2017 SHRM/Globoforce survey, 47% of HR leaders cited employee turnover and retention as their top challenge. The race to acquire, engage and retain employees is as intense as ever. Losing your best people impacts productivity, disrupts leadership and can reduce company morale. In this interactive workshop we will discuss strategies for employee retention and the importance of having a plan and taking action. An overview of avoidable turnover is explored. Why do employees quit? When are employees most vulnerable? What can supervisors do to improve retention? Steps to improve retention are covered, including onboarding and training, communication, feedback, recognition, coaching, and aligning team goals with company mission. Discussion, exercises, leadership and motivation assessments will be used to enhance the learning process. You will leave with specific ideas for implementing retention strategies in your organizations.

What You Will Learn


Employee Retention: Keeping the Best

The Leader’s Role

  • How do you build a workplace that quality employees want to remain with and quality outsiders want to be hired into?

Recognizing Employees’ Needs

  • Understanding each employee’s needs is critical. Each person has a unique personality, experiences, fears, strengths and motivational needs.

Tying Needs to Organizational Mission/Values

  • Employee retention is strengthened by an awareness of how he/she fits into the organization’s mission and values. Having a clear linkage from the top to each department and individual vertically throughout the entire organization supports this connection.

Why Employees Stay

How Do You Keep Employees?

Why Employees Leave

Tips for Detecting Potential Defectors

  • Are some of your employees thinking about leaving? Be aware of early stages of dissatisfaction.

Top Complaints From Employees About Their Leaders

Retention Strategies

Developing a Retention Strategy

Instructor Bios


Employee Retention: Keeping the Best

  • David Ciullo

    David Ciullo

    David Ciullo is the President of Career Management Associates, a 20+ year old HR Services firm headquartered in Northern New England. He is also the host of the HR Power Hour, a national HR-focused radio show streaming worldwide from the Newstalk WLOB studios in Portland ME and at hrpowerhour.com. In 2012 David was elected President of Lincolnshire International, an Arbora Global Company, and also serves on its Board of Directors.

    Prior to CMA, David has over 25 years of experience as an executive for some of the largest corporations in the US, including American Eagle Outfitters, Pacific Sunwear, and Levi Strauss. His extensive business management, sales, and human resource experience has built a solid foundation for his ability to chart the right course for CMA’s clients. As a speaker, David provides positive, energetic and fun keynote and seminar presentations on a variety of relevant and current topics. He is a Member of SHRM, the Human Resources Association of Southern Maine, NAPS, and the Northern New England Association of Personnel Services.

    David graduated from Norwich University with a BS degree in Business Administration, a minor in management, and had four years of ROTC in the Norwich Corp of Cadets. David is also certified in Creative Training Techniques, is an Eagle Scout, a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and is an avid sports enthusiast.

09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth/Pease, Great Bay Community College
David Ciullo
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount