Employee Retention: Keeping the Best

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 2014 survey by consulting firm, Watson Wyatt, more than 50% of companies have no employee retention strategy. Now that the economy and job market are im­proving, employee retention, especially of your top performers, has become increasingly difficult. Losing your best people damages your productivity, disrupts current and potential leadership, reduces company morale, and helps your competitors. 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. What variables does turnover affect? 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, and 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. 

(This is part of the Leadership & Management and Human Resources Management Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)

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

  • Linda Blessing

    Linda Blessing, M.S. in Education, has over 30 years' experience in human resources, training, operations, management, quality assurance, project management, and healthcare compliance, and is principal of her own life coaching and training. Formerly she was Senior Associate for seven years with D. Gallant Management Assoc. providing HR, training, coaching, and counseling expertise. Prior to that she was a senior manager at McKesson Corp. overseeing HR, training, and healthcare compliance. She has also held various management positions in HR, training, and project management, during her 22 years with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

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