Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent / Edition 1

Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent / Edition 1

by Leigh Branham, F. Leigh Branham
     
 

"A war rages in today's workplace, pitting company against company in the fight to find and keep good employees. The losses are high, and battle-weary managers are desperate for talented reinforcements. They've learned that bonuses, stock options, and other financial rewards aren't enough. To win this ""war for

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Overview

"A war rages in today's workplace, pitting company against company in the fight to find and keep good employees. The losses are high, and battle-weary managers are desperate for talented reinforcements. They've learned that bonuses, stock options, and other financial rewards aren't enough. To win this ""war for talent,"" they need more.

Help has arrived in the form of Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business. This compelling new book gives readers a battle-plan for victory, offering 24 strategies for retaining valuable people. The strategies are grouped in four basic ""keys"":

1) Be a company people want to work for

2) Select the right person in the first place

3) Manage the joining-up process

4) Coach to maintain commitment.

These practices will help readers: Make their organization an ""employer of choice""
• Clearly define the talent needed
• Make new employees feel welcomed, valued, prepared, and challenged
• Facilitate employees' career growth and advancement, and more.

Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business is also loaded with specific examples, how-to guidelines, models, and planning aids--proven tools from an expert who knows that money alone won't keep the employees you can't afford to lose."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814405970
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
12/01/2000
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,393,310
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

"Introduction

Truths About Turnover

Why Good Performers Leave

Who Are the Right People?

Keys to Keeping the Right People

Retention Practices Pre-Checklist

The First Key--BE A COMPANY PEOPLE WANT TO WORK FOR

1. Adopt a ""Give-and-Get-Back"" Philosophy

2. Measure What Counts and Pay for It

3. Inspire Commitment to a Clear Vision and Definite Objectives

The Second Key--SELECT THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THE FIRST PLACE

4. Understand Why Some Leave and Why Others Stay

5. Redesign the Job Itself to Make It More Rewarding

6. Define the Results You Expect and the Talent You Need

7. Ask Questions That Require Proof of Talent

8. Give a Realistic Job Preview

9. Use Multiple Interviewers and Reference Checking

10. Reward Employee Referrals of Successful New Hires

11. Hire and Promote Managers Who Have the Talent to Manage People

12. Hire From Within When Possible

13. Creatively Expand Your Candidate Pool

The Third Key--GET THEM OFF TO A GREAT START

14. Give New Hires the Red Carpet Treatment

15. Communicate How Their Work Is Vital to the Organization's Success

16. Get Commitment to a Performance Agreement

17. Challenge Early and Often

18. Give Autonomy and Reward Initiative

The Fourth Key--COACH AND REWARD TO SUSTAIN COMMITMENT

19. Proactively Manage the Performance Agreement

20. Recognize Results

21. Train Managers in Career Coaching and Expect Them to Do It

22. Give Employees the Tools for Taking Charge of Their Careers

23. Know When to Keep and When to Let Go

24. Have More Fun!

PLANNING TO KEEP THE RIGHT PEOPLE

SPECIAL GROUPS AND SITUATIONS

Retaining All the Generations

Retaining a Diverse Workforce

Retaining Technical and Creative Talent

Retaining Entry-level Workers

Retaining During Downsizings, Mergers & Acquisitions"

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