Q & A – How can an organization keep their top performers?

Q: How can an organization keep their top performers?

A: Employee opinion surveys or focus groups can help organizations find out what is important to their top performers.  Areas that often impact satisfaction levels of top performers include the credibility of management, the amount of resources provided to employees to help them do their job, the percent of time employees can focus on the areas of the job they enjoy, and the level of camaraderie in the workplace.
Some organizations have formal succession planning or career pathing programs.  These types of programs can be beneficial for both the employer and the employee as they promote growth and development, often an important factor for retaining employees.