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Keeping the People Who Keep You in Business: 24 Ways to Hang On to Your Most Valuable Talent Hardcover – November 1, 2000
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"Keen insights, up-to-date strategies. Highly recommended for all larger public libraries and academic libraries supporting a business curriculum." --Library Journal
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This book is a "must read" for everyone - employers and employees alike - a benefit across the board! It is clearly evident - - Leigh Branham has performed extensive research on the subject of retention and is an expert professional.
Key #1: Be a company people want to work for.
The leadership of the organization must create an environment where three essential elements are put into place: adopt a "give and get back" philosophy, measure what counts and pay for it, inspire commitment to a clear vision and definite objectives.
Key #2: Select the right person in the first place.
Poor recruiting decisions today result in the poor performers of tomorrow. An organization must claim responsibility for recruiting to ensure it not only chooses the right candidate, but also stays connected to the external business community, and thereby having access to the full diversity of the talent pool.
Key #3: Get them off to a great start.
Knowing that between 50 and 60 percent of employees change jobs within the first seven months, it is seasoned experienced manager and leaders that focus on this critical period to the organization keeps its best employees. The keys elements during this period: communicate how their work is vital to success, get commitment to a performance agreement, and give autonomy and reward initiative.
Key #4: Coach and Reward to maintain commitment.
To sustain an employee's commitment to the organization, his relationship with his manager is a critical element.Read more ›
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Interesting book if you have people working under you that you count on.There are people that work and give it more than 100% and there are people that want to just show up and get... Read morePublished on October 2, 2013 by James Walker
Leigh Branham has done an admirable job writing a practical manual for keeping good employees. I believe any employer will find scores of proven tactics they can apply at once. Read morePublished on April 23, 2008 by Doni Tamblyn
I read the book as part of an MBA mid-term project and would recommend this to any line manager or human resource practitioner who wants real, proven ideas and thoughts about... Read morePublished on October 22, 2005 by Peter M. Moran
Finally an employee retention resource from an outstanding consultant that combines practical step by step instructions with theory AND excellent examples from top companies. Read morePublished on May 8, 2003 by Michael Peters
Leigh has written a book that should be on the desk of every business person who wants to create a work environment where people do their best because they are valued as the... Read morePublished on September 22, 2002 by Sandra S Curry
I have known Leigh Branham for 20 years and the book reflects who he is. It is a straight forward, bottom line approach to solving the critical people problems in business today. Read morePublished on July 31, 2001 by Lon Blumenthal