Retaining Top Employees

    Target Audience

    The Retaining Top Employees course is designed for owners and managers of SMEs. It will be particularly useful for employers who have consistent problems with high staff turnover, especially of top employees, that affect business performance. Finding ways to develop and retain a competent, energetic, and devoted staff committed to sustainable business goals is one of the employers’ biggest challenges.


    Course Objectives
    At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
    • Identify the importance of retaining top employees in supporting the company’s competitive edge.
    • Briefly explain the function of HRM.
    • Describe the role of the employer in retaining top employees.
    • Identify top employees by qualitative and quantitative measures.
    • Describe a number of ways to understand expectations of top employees.
    • Describe the tools for retaining top employees and ways to apply them in practice.
    Content
    • Introduction to the workshop
    • Session 1: Competitive advantage
      • Role of retaining top employees in supporting company’s competitive edge
      • Retaining top employees is a result of good HRM planning
      • Functions of HRM
      • Role of employer in retaining top employees
    • Session 2: Top employees – who are they?
      • Identify top employees
      • Competency assessment ASK model
      • Strategies for identifying and retaining top employees
    • Session 3: How to retain top employees
      • Top employees’ expectations and the strategies and tools for retaining them
    • Session 3: How to retain top employees (continued)
      • Attracting and recruiting toolkit
      • Dissatisfaction reducing toolkit
      • Motivational toolkit
    • Concluding remarks, action planning and wrap-up
    Course Duration

    1.5 days or 3 x 0.5 day (10.5 hours total)


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