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Retention & Remuneration Summaries

Hiring good employees is one thing; retaining them is quite another. To avoid high labor turnover, many employers resort to high salaries. But what really motivates workers to stay at a given job?

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The Talent Mandate
Book
 

Andrew Benett

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

(7)

Is 75 the New 65?
Report

The Economist Intelligence Unit

EIU, 2/2014

(8)

Mastering the Art of Quitting
Book
 

Peg Streep and Alan Bernstein

Da Capo Press, 2013

(8)

Talent Magnetism
Book

Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2013

(8)

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go
Book
 

Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni

Berrett-Koehler, 2012

(7)

Leadership Development Factbook 2012
Book

Karen O'Leonard and Laci Loew

Bersin & Associates, 2012

(8)

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Sales Compensation
Book
 

Mark Donnolo

AMACOM, 2013

(7)

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job
Book
 

Patrick Lencioni

Jossey-Bass, 2007

(7)

The Complete Guide to Recruitment
Book
 

Jane Newell Brown

Kogan Page, 2011

(7)

EVA and Value-Based Management
Book

S. David Young

McGraw-Hill, 2000

(8)

1501 Ways to Reward Employees
Book
 

Bob Nelson

Workman Publishing, 2012

(8)

The Puzzle of Motivation
Video

Dan Pink

TED Conferences LLC, 8/2009

(8)

The Zero Turnover Sales Force
Book
 

Doug McLeod

AMACOM, 2010

(8)

Performance Consulting
Book

Dana Gaines Robinson and James C. Robinson

Berrett-Koehler, 1995

(7)

The Employer Brand
Book
 

Simon Barrow and Richard Mosley

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2005

(7)

Talent Management
Book

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business Review Press, 2008

(8)

Successful Onboarding
Book

Mark A. Stein and Lilith Christiansen

McGraw-Hill, 2010

(8)

Customer Care Excellence
Book
 

Sarah Cook

Kogan Page, 2008

(7)

Retooling HR
Book

John W. Boudreau

Harvard Business Review Press, 2010

(9)

Shock of Gray
Book

Ted C. Fishman

Scribner, 2010

(9)

Work with Me
Book
 

Barbara Annis and John Gray

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

(6)

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Retention & Remuneration

OK, so your company excels at landing prized talent, but what about the other half of the equation? Are you successful in retaining your best employees or are they merely biding their time waiting for the next best offer? Though many of the summaries in this category detail the correlation between your retention rates and remuneration – the manner in which you compensate your workers – you’ll also learn that employee satisfaction goes far beyond monetary rewards.

getAbstract will demonstrate why employees place a high priority on being acknowledged for their hard work and accomplishments. You’ll understand why retention strategies that embrace employee recognition and appreciation tend to be more effective than those that focus solely on cash incentives. Many of our satisfied clients, in fact, have boosted their retention rates merely by tapping into getAbstract’s deep knowledge base.

Culture Counts

In summarizing the leading books on retention and remuneration, our writers explain how the most successful companies promote a culture that encourages innovation and risk-taking. Employees who aren’t afraid to make mistakes are more creative and generally report a higher level of job satisfaction. Employees also value organizations in which they have an opportunity to display leadership qualities and managerial potential. You’ll also learn about the downside of high employee turnover and the fearsome financial toll it can take on your organization.

If you’re struggling to retain employees or you’re unsure about the best ways to compensate them, getAbstract certainly can point you in the right direction. It’s what we do.