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

Research Briefing

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.

Get the full research briefing including all references


About our research briefings


Sofronio Jadulco

Sophie is a core member of the Oxford Review. She started working with us in 2017 and hands a diverse range of really important jobs from social media to marketing and customer support. Sophie is the efficient member of the team, making sure all those background tasks get done just right. Without her, almost none of what happens in the background would get done.