Employee Retention : Human Resource Management

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Employee Retention
James Rothe
Florida State College of Jacksonville
Human Resource Management
Ms./Mrs. Currie
November 15, 2015

For the most part, attracting and retaining employees in today’s market is one of the biggest challenges that are faced by Human Resources. In today’s society, retaining employees is rather difficult as various employees are known to jump from job to job, almost always in search for more benefits or for their personal dream. Whatever the reason be, high turnover rates can be very expensive to employers as training and hiring one employee and then training and hiring a new employee requires time and money. According to Chron.com, it has been found that “employee replacement costs can reach as high as 50 to 60 percent of an employee’s annual salary.” As this is a one-time transaction, employees that are retained only “charge” the company once and so it is allowing more work for the dollar when the employee stays with the company for a longer time period. Companies that have high turn-over rates spend more money on employees which affects the bottom line of the company, this determines the state on how fast or a matter of if the company will use its money to expand.
Even though employee retention starts with attracting potential employees, today’s society has placed a new and greater demand for skilled and educated employees as new hires for their companies. These employees, however, are starting to become harder and harder to find. So…
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