Based on a dialogue of leading HR Professionals at the Senior HR Thought Leader Forum at the Union Club in downtown Cleveland
It’s a fact—towards the end of a recession, when the economy starts perking up—the most talented people start looking around for other opportunities.
The best are in demand
Think about your very best employee—either in management or in the field. There are probably several people who come to mind—and really stand out.
Now think about what you would do if these people were to walk into your office and give you two week’s notice today. It’s a scary thought, isn’t it?
Invariably, it is the best people who are recruited away. So now, as the economy is starting to show signs of life, you should take action to keep your “A” players productive, happy, and manage the risk that they accept an “opportunity” with a competitor.