Our reader poll today asks: As the economy shows signs of improvement, how concerned are you that your top talent will look for new and better jobs?
– Very concerned, 36.01%
– Somewhat concerned, 39.79%
– Not concerned, 24.20%
Hindsight is 20/20: Sure, economically, things have been tough for a while. Many firms hunkered down and chose not to invest in people during the cycle (training, raises, promotions, bonuses, etc.). Now it’s time to pay up. If you signaled to your teams that you didn’t value them during tough times, they’re much more likely to seek greener pastures when things improve. For now, identify those top performers, demonstrate they mean a lot to the company, and do what you can (training, raises or giving them more important responsibilities) to let them know they have a bright future with your organization. Hopefully you’ll be able to mitigate some of the flight risk you face.
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These results were originally a SmartPulse poll in SmartBrief on Leadership which tracks feedback from more than 190,000 business leaders. Get smarter on leadership and sign up for the SmartBrief on Leadership e-newsletter.