Employees aren't just pulled away - they're pushed

By Denis St-Amour
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/15/2001

Tight labour markets, the increasing cost of losing key employees and a changing economy have made employee retention one of the key challenges facing organizations.

New research reveals that employers need to use a range of retention strategies to keep key employees. Employees generally do not leave an organization solely for external reasons. They need to feel some dissatisfaction with their current employer before considering a move. Most employees leave because of a lack of career path, long working hours and remuneration.

More than 120 human resource managers and other senior managers participated in this survey, conducted by Drake Beam Morin, which investigated why employees leave an organization and the effectiveness of retention strategies.