Talent Retention – rising to the challenge

A workforce of log drivers from Finnskoga, wor...

Talent management requires effort and planning. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Talent retention is always a challenge, particularly among the talented who are productive and add value to the organisation. It is impossible to put a price tag on innovative and highly creative individuals who are able to steer things better than the average worker.

The fact that these folks exist really mean that managers have the prerogative to develop themselves to manage and lead them. Talented individuals are not “yes men” who are weak and easily controlled. In fact, they are always on the lookout for better opportunities. If the organisation is unable to flexibly play by a different set of rules in managing them, another will… and the organisation will just have to be prepared to lose talent.

Given that managers are compensated for managing processes and people, the key is to create a culture to nurture and bring out the best in the people. Micromanagement and authoritarian control just won’t do the organisation any justice.


Follow the Magazine:
(After you have filled in your email address in the column at the right hand side of the screen, a confirmation email will sent to your email address. You will have to confirm it before subscription begins)

Follow us on Twitter:

Like us on Facebook:

Enjoy a 10% discount off this title on acing your job interview:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s