Keeping your top talent

May 2010
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Point of view: Keeping your top talent

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In times of economic flux, employees are more likely than ever to look for better opportunities, and with the help of Internet sites like LinkedIn and, recruiters are finding candidates all the more easily. What steps can your company take to make sure your best people are engaged and don’t walk out the door?


  • Assess the talent pool and determine whether there are opportunities to add employees who raise the talent level of your organization.
  • Focus on non-financial incentives, such as training and mentoring programs, challenging assignments and flexible work schedules.
  • Determine whether top performers feel adequately compensated, especially if the company froze pay or cut benefits during the recession.

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