Retaining Your Best People: An Awesome One-Page Guide For New HR Leaders

by Alan Collins

Trying to hang on to your best people?

Well, welcome to the party.

Retaining top talent is one of the biggest challenges we face as HR pros — and it’s not getting easier.

It’s well known that keeping the top performing 10% of your employees is crucial to the success of any organization.   Whether they are:

However, what many organizations are NOT aware of is that…

Losing your best and brightest has 5-10 times more impact on team, department or business results than losing their average performing peers!

That’s a fact!

And all this presents an great career opportunity for YOU, as an HR leader.

It’s an opportunity to…

Step up to the plate and OWN the “talent retention” agenda in your organization…and collaborate with your client managers on strategies to retain their key people.   

This is a critical role. In fact, most of the best HR leaders already do this and do it well.

But there may be an opportunity to dial this up and put more attention on this issue within your organization or with certain groups you work with.  If so, this is a terrific way to lead and enhance your own HR impact, reputation and promotability.

To help, I’ve put together an awesome, quick and dirty one-page guide that outlines a few things for you to consider in taking this on.

DOWNLOAD it and KEEP it handy on all your devices (phone, laptop, tablet) so you can refer to it when you need it most.


Here’s how YOU can use it:

(1) Use it as a quick reminder of the most critical tips for keeping your top talent.
(2) Use it to guide you as you coach your clients in assessing their talent retention challenges.
(3) Keep it handy on your all devices (phone, laptop, tablet) so you can access it quickly.
(4) Forward it to your HR colleagues who might welcome having this info as they work with their own clients.
(5) Use it any way you want!


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Want more tips and strategies for success as a new HR leader? Then check out:  THE NEW HR LEADER’S FIRST 100 DAYS: How To Start Strong, Hit The Ground Running & ACHIEVE SUCCESS FASTER As A New Human Resources Manager, Director and VP.  You can get more details HERE.

About the Author: Alan Collins is Founder of Success in HR, Inc. and the author of a variety of best selling HR books on career advancement including the New HR Leader’s First 100 Days.  He was formerly Vice President – Human Resources at PepsiCo where he led HR initiatives for their Quaker Oats, Gatorade and Tropicana businesses.

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