Retention

Noelle Murphy

Editor's message: Staff retention relates to an employer’s strategy to manage healthy levels of labour turnover and retain employees. If labour turnover is too high or the most valuable employees are leaving, this can damage organisational performance.

Managing staff retention effectively is central to the health and success of any organisation. Even in sectors that do not experience a high level of staff churn or suffer from acute skills shortages, proactively managing the retention of key employees can make a significant difference to business performance.

Noelle Murphy, senior HR practice editor

New and updated

  • Take part in our annual labour turnover survey

    Date:
    4 May 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's latest annual survey focuses on gathering annual labour turnover rates, which in turn, will allow you to benchmark your organisation's rate against those of similar organisations.

  • Date:
    31 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Changes to salary-sacrifice schemes announced in November's Autumn Statement are likely to prove unpopular with employees. James Monks from RAM Group looks at ways employers can mitigate the impact of the changes and still retain staff.

  • Podcast: Managing an intergenerational workforce - millennial stereotypes and good practice tips

    Date:
    27 January 2017
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss common assumptions about millennial employees and provide guidance on managing an intergenerational workforce.

  • Young workers survey 2017

    Date:
    23 January 2017
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR research looks at the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.

  • Retaining staff

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on trends in retaining staff.

  • Labour turnover rates 2016

    Date:
    24 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The latest XpertHR research reveals employers' attrition rates, covering voluntary resignation and total labour turnover rates according to organisation size, broad sector and industry.

  • Date:
    22 September 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Fans of the Great British Bake Off are still reeling from the news it will move from the BBC to Channel 4, without presenters Mel, Sue or Mary Berry. We examine how employers should react when there's a risk of key people leaving, and if there is anything they can do to mitigate losing top talent.

  • How to collect labour turnover data

    Type:
    How to

    Practical guidance on collecting labour turnover data to facilitate effective management of recruitment and retention.

  • ATS Euromaster scoop Talent Management Award

    Date:
    6 May 2016
    Type:
    Case studies

    Faced with a long period of financial instability, Tyre company ATS Euromaster implemented a range of talent management initiatives. It's efforts paid off and it won the Talent Management Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2015.

  • Labour turnover rates: 2015 survey

    Date:
    9 November 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The latest XpertHR research reveals employers' staff turnover levels for 2014, and provides benchmarking data on occupational voluntary resignation and total turnover rates by sector and industry.