Retaining Top Talent: Yes, It Really Is All About Them

If you want to retain your high-potential employees, you have to get involved in helping them plan their careers.

GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC‘s insight:

WarForTalent– “Customizing opportunities to each employee requires that leaders understand their people’s goals, motivations, and values. It’s a simple process, but very few leaders do it—or even know how to do it. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these questions and answer them for one of your direct reports:

  • What are your proudest accomplishments and biggest disappointments? Why?
  • What activities energize you and drain you?
  • How would you force rank the following rewards: financial gain, power and influence, lifestyle, autonomy, affiliation, intellectual challenge, competence, recognition, other?
  • If you died tomorrow, what would you want your legacy to be?
  • What is your five-year career goal? If you don’t have one, what’s your “best guess”?

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