Employee Retention: How To Beat The Odds and Keep Your Best Employees Around Longer

You want to keep the good employees. You want to retain the talent you have. You want to capitalize on the training you’ve provided. You want to build on the experience and inside know-how of those long-term employees. Here’s how you do it.

Employee Retention: The Real Cost of Losing an Employee

For businesses to thrive in today’s economy, finding and retaining the best employees is important. This is especially true for small businesses and nonprofits competing with larger businesses, and larger budgets, for top talent. Learning and recognition of work plays a huge role in employee retention.

Technology can be self-funding

If portfolios are used to recognize performance and retain staff, there will be a measurable impact on employee turnover. This measurable impact will have a distinct dollar value and these cost savings will help fund the remainder of project implementation.

Portfolios address the core tenants of intrinsic motivation

The if-then or carrot-and-stick approach to motivation worked well for generations and the associated industrial/mechanical set of tasks. However, work is different in 2018. The requirement for thinking, creativity, and innovation necessitates a different approach to employee motivation.

Retain your top talent

People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers. This past spring, Travis Bradberry published an insightful article in Business Insider (April 28, 2017) suggesting nine reasons people quit their jobs. offers a solution using online professional portfolios. The professional portfolios address seven of the nine reasons people quit. The result? You retain your top talent.

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