Retention - your most pressing business priority

There has been a fundamental shift in people's attitudes towards their jobs and what makes them stay.
By Barbara Moses
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/31/2009

John, 42, a lawyer is typical of today’s new self-managing worker. He is aware of his value on the street and frequently fields calls from head hunters.

But despite the lure of big signing bonuses, he's staying put. He's learning a lot at his current job, he's working with interesting people, and he likes his clients.

Retention has become one of the most pressing business priorities not only because of a declining pool of talent but also because of a fundamental shift in people’s attitudes towards job mobility.