How to retain key talent in organisations – a review of literature

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Keywords: talent, talent management, employee retention, human resources, human resource management, management

A key role of management at all levels of an organisation is to provide an environment whereby talented staff stays within the organisation, rather than looking for more attractive opportunities elsewhere. Churn, or turnover of key talented staff, is considered to be a primary risk to any organisation. It is, therefore, imperative that organisations understand how to retain talented employees and keep them engaged.

Many previous studies have looked at this problem and come up with a range of recommendations for retaining key members of staff. A new (2018) literary review analysing these previous studies has just been published and makes seven core recommendations for organisations.

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