Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent (thanks to Forbes blog)

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent

Very good list on the Forbes blog that addresses: Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent

Here was my suggestion to readers of that post:

I think you’ve put together a valuable list. my suggestions to any leaders in organizations that are concerned about losing talent.
1.  Make copies of this post (with permission, of course) and pull together a few people from different levels of your organization. These need to be men and women who aren’t afraid to speak the truth as they see it. (A group of no more than a dozen will work best.) Go through the list. Find out which of these items are alive in your organization. Ask for advice on how to change those issues into positives.
2. Talk with another group to see how they respond. (sometimes a group can create its own reality and people don’t want to differ from their more vocal members. A second or third group gives you a bit of a reality check.)
3. Start making changes based on what you learned.
4. Create a feedback loop so that you know if your strategy is making a difference. You don’t need to wait for reports on turnover. Find out if people feel engaged. You could turn those ten questions into a 10-point survey and give it to a random group every few months.
5. Revise your plans as needed.

Do you agree with his choices? If not, what would your list look like? And, what would you do?

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