Josh Bersin, Founder and Principal at Bersin by Deloitte, recently wrote in a Forbes post, “I believe the issue of ‘engaging people well’ is becoming one of the biggest competitive differentiators in business.” We agree and it seems so do many others.
The fifth edition of Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People to Stay, co-authored by CSI Founder Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans of the Jordan Evans Group, recently hit number one on Amazon’s best-seller list for books in the Human Resources and Personnel Management category.
“Our global strategy is based on recruiting and developing the best talent. Retaining and engaging that talent on a global basis is crucial to every manager’s business goals. Love ’Em or Lose ’Em has become their playbook,” said J. Craig Mundy, Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Talent Management, Ingersoll Rand.
Kaye and Jordan-Evans wrote the original edition of the book in 1999. Using research results from more than 18,000 employees in a variety of occupations, industries, organizations, and titles, the two created simple strategies that work. The research summarized in the 2014 “What Keeps You” white paper reports that certain stay factors have clearly and consistently surfaced as the top drivers of engaging and retaining talent. The top six stay factors:
• Exciting, challenging or meaningful work
• Supportive management/good boss
• Being recognized, valued, respected
• Career growth, learning and development
• A flexible work environment
• Fair pay
Download a copy of the 2014 “What Keeps You” White Paper.