Hiring Wisdom: Retention Question – What If Your Best People Never Left?

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Question: What if all the best employees you ever had never left?

Answer: Your business would be extraordinarily successful!

Still, most experienced managers believe that, at some time, some of those great people are going to go elsewhere. That’s “the nature of the beast” and the origin of that old saying, “Why train them if they are just going to leave?”

But what happens if they stay?

What if you spent your time and money creating a workplace where employees feel they’d have to be crazy to go somewhere else?

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If you made your business a great place to work, not only would you have less turnover and more happy, productive employees, you would also enjoy increased sales and profitability. Step back today and ask yourself, “What needs to happen around here to make my people think they’d have to be crazy to go somewhere else?

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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