Employee retention: 8 strategies for retaining top talent

In a tight talent market, retaining talent is of utmost concern. Experts offer advice on how to keep your most valuable business asset: your employees.

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"It's difficult when we lose someone who's a rock star," he says, "But that's one of the things you have to be prepared for. Especially in the IT industry, it's so competitive — but it's also healthy. You don't want someone who doesn't want to be there anymore," he says.

Here, succession planning can be key — especially for high level or hard-to-hire positions.

"Another important thing to remember about retention — if you're doing it right, your customers will see it, too, and they'll benefit. That enthusiasm, that excitement, that investment, comes through in every interaction, and customers will want to do more business with companies like that,” Pickett says.

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