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Retaining Valued Employees

Retaining Valued Employees

March 2001 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
How do you keep valuable employees from leaving? With employee turnover at a ten-year high in the tightest labor market in recent memory, human resource professionals face this challenge daily. This book briefly summarizes the current research in the area of employee turnover and provides practical guidelines to implement proven strategies for reducing unwanted turnover. Topics covered include differentiating between functional and dysfunctional turnover, job enrichment, employee selection, orientation programs, compensation practices, easing conflicts between work and home, social integration, and managing exiting employees. Separate chapters are devoted to using employee surveys to predict turnover and diagnose turnover causes and reducing turnover among special groups -- minorities and women. Hands-on interventions are described and illustrated with cases drawn from companies who have been successful in retaining personnel. The appendix includes two sample employee surveys. Human resource professionals, trainers, consultants, students, and researchers will find this a timely and helpful resource.

How Turnover Can Be Costly to Organizations
Job Enrichment
Realistic Job Previews
Socialization and Supervision
Employee Selection
Using Employee Surveys to Predict and Diagnose Turnover Causes
Compensation and Rewards
Reducing Turnover among Special Groups: Minorities and Women
Managing Exiting Employees
Appendix: Sample Employee Surveys

"As labor markets continue to tighten, organizations are paying increased attention to the problem of employee retention. Retaining Valued Employees gives HR managers the kinds of tools they need to develop and implement effective retention policy." 

Robert Steel
University of Michigan at Dearborn

A good book that contains comprehensive and practical information about personnel retention, using important findings of turnover and other relevant studies achieved during 20th century. This book is very recommended for practitioners, students (for further reading) and researchers (for studying of personnel retention tools).

Mrs Iveta Ozolina-Ozola
Department of Innovation and Business Management, Riga Technical University
February 1, 2015

A fantastic book that actually discusses ways of retaining valued employees. Has been recommended for further reading.

Mr Amer Shehzad
Lancashire Business School, University of Central Lancashire
October 15, 2014

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