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Be the centre of retention

Published on Friday, 04 Jan 2013
Marc Burrage

This week, we continue to look at some of the most effective measures employers can use to retain staff.

Career development Lack of career progression is often why staff look for new jobs, so don’t let them become stale or bored. This does not have to mean promotion. Can you offer extra responsibilities, or the opportunity to supervise other employees? Could an employee train others, manage projects or chair meetings?

Women in senior management Career development should extend to women in management positions to ensure a diverse workforce. A programme to assist women into senior management can include establishing steering groups and coaching programmes to enable female employees to discuss ideas, plan their career path and settle into new roles.

Salaries and rewards The annual Hays Salary Guide enables you to benchmark your salaries and ensure they are in line with current market rates. Reward and recognition programmes can also be used, as long as a fair and equal system is implemented. Stay tuned for more measures that can help ensure you keep your best staff.

Marc Burrage, regional director, Hays in Hong Kong


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