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How to Retain Talent

You already know that retention starts before you even post the job, right? But you may be surprised to know that the number 4 retention factor for Canadian-born employees is a number 1 retention factor for immigrant employees. That’s why we started our retention section with pay and benefits before highlighting other retention factors like having a future with the company and workplace climate. You certainly want to retain those gifted employees you went to so much trouble to hire and onboard. So here are the tools and resources you need to do just that. Particularly useful are the many checklists and tip sheets for each step. Happy downloading! And make sure you watch the videos to see what your competitors are doing for retention

The “How to retain talent” topics will assist you with tools, tips and strategies to build your organization’s capacity to retain your employees. Concerned about how to handle intercultural conflict in your diverse workforce? Find out what the cultural conflict styles are in the culture and conflict at work section and put your fears to rest!

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How do you retain employees?

The five keys to successful retention are highlighted in this clip. Effective retention has these key characteristics:

  1. Employees feel welcome
  2. Employers provide new hires with what they need to be successful in the job
  3. Trust is continuously built and nurtured
  4. Willingness to solve problems is apparent
  5. Employees know they have a future with you and that you are interested in their future

Dealing effectively with harassment, discrimination and abuse

There are specific steps employers need to take if an employee or client is harassing, discriminating against or abusing an employee. Setting the tone for a safe workplace climate involves not only showing a welcoming attitude but being willing to address and solve issues that threaten your employee’s sense of safety at work.

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Video: Retention begins before you hire

If your workplace is welcoming, equitable and values its employees, your retention will already be good. Add to that the tips from Central Alberta employers about employee referral programs, aligning with company values and showing appreciation for a job well done and you have the secret retention sauce!

Video: How do you retain employees?

The five keys to successful retention are highlighted in this clip. Effective retention has these key characteristics:

  1. Employees feel welcome
  2. Employers provide new hires with what they need to be successful in the job
  3. Trust is continuously built and nurtured
  4. Willingness to solve problems is apparent
  5. Employees know they have a future with you and that you are interested in their future

Dealing Effectively with Harassment, Discrimination and Abuse

There are specific steps employers need to take if an employee or client is harassing, discriminating against or abusing an employee. Setting the tone for a safe workplace climate involves not only showing a welcoming attitude but being willing to address and solve issues that threaten your employee’s sense of safety at work.

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  1. Why do employees stay? All the retention motivators.
  2. Cultural competency across the organization: Training your managers for retention
  3. Negotiating workplace intercultural communication
  4. Culture and conflict at work & dealing with workplace discrimination
  5. Two sides of the coin: promotions and letting people go
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