You’d think employers would do everything possible to retain their best and brightest as the economy improves. But a recent study discovered a surprising number of firms are doing just the opposite.
Smartblog.com/workforce asked employers, “As the economy improves, what are you doing to retain top talent?” And it found an astounding 60% of respondents said they’re “simply letting them go and not making a huge effort to stop them.”
That means if your company is in a position to hire, you’ll likely get to choose from cream of the crop.
When it comes to employers who are taking steps to retain their top performers, the study found that:
- 25% are using bonuses, promotions or other incentives
- 8% are making workers a better offer when they say they’re leaving, and
- 8% are providing incentives when workers hint that they’re leaving.
Readers, what is your company doing to ensure that its top performers don’t jump ship?