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Course Aims:

This CPDcast aims to discuss the issues surrounding staff retention including it's importance and how firms can ensure that key members of staff retained.

After completing the course you will:
  • Appreciate why staff retention is so important;
  • Understand the impact a member of staff leaving will have on a firm;
  • Know the actual cost to a firm of a staff member leaving;
  • Appreciate how the impact of staff retention differs between small, medium and large firm;
  • Understand how the recession has made staff retention more important than ever;
  • Understand why people leave firms;
  • Appreciate how few firms have a staff retention policy;
  • Understand why people join a firm;
  • Appreciate the dangers of staff being poached by rival firms.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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In this CPDcast, Lynda Millar, Director of Services at LawNet, discusses staff retention with Alec Fitzsimons and Richard Badham, the Directors of DPP Associates – Developing People's Potential. They examine why staff retention is so important, the impact that staff leaving might have on a firm and how a staff retention policy might be implemented.

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