Scranton, PA (PRWEB) April 18, 2005
Fifty-five percent of American workers are not engaged and eight out of 10 plan to jump ship as soon as the economy gets better. Nearly one-half of the workforce will be eligible to retire in the next decade Â and there will be a significant shortage of workers to replace them.
The skills of incoming workers are inadequate. The U.S. Department of Education predicts that 60 percent of jobs in the 21st Century will require skills that only 20 percent of workers have.
Every employee who walks out the door is costing their organization from one to two times their salary in replacement costs.
There will be an all-out war as organizations fight to keep their talent. Competition will be fierce and every manager will have to fight to keep top performers. Organizations that are not prepared will have a tough time competing for the talent they need to survive.
The ultimate survival guide for managers fighting to overcome these new Âmake or breakÂ challenges is the latest edition of the worldÂs bestselling book on employee retention, LOVE ÂEM OR LOSE ÂEM: GETTING GOOD PEOPLE TO STAY by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans (Berrett-Koehler). Previous editions have sold more than 350,000 copies worldwide in 17 languages.
This edition has been updated throughout with new research, facts, tips, and corporate tales drawn from dozens of organizations. A new ÂTroubleshooting GuideÂ is included, focusing on todayÂs hottest engagement and retention issues and strategies, all designed to help organizations win todayÂs talent war.
ÂWhen you have to compete for top talent, steal them from your competitors, and pray theyÂll stay with you, youÂre in a talent war,Â say authors Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans. ÂThis new talent war promises to wreak havoc on organizations worldwide.Â
And retention is not the only critical issue in this talent war, the authors say. ÂSurvey after survey reports that people are unhappy at work and are not working up to full potential. Engagement is as serious and as costly (11% of payroll) an issue as retention.Â
The new edition of LOVE ÂEM OR LOSE ÂEM builds on the previous two editions, combining the experience and data collected from several hundred thousand managers. Each of the bookÂs 26 chapters has been revised with updated research and statistics and each offers proven new strategies for managing engagement and retention issues.
Managers who are already stretched and overwhelmed can turn for direct, helpful, and on target advice to LOVE ÂEM OR LOSE ÂEM, offered in a practical and easy to access format. The solutions are low cost or no cost, and have been used by some of the worldÂs most prominent organizations.
Beverly Kaye is Founder and CEO of Career Systems International, one of the nation's leading talent management solution providers. Her ground breaking career development, talent retention, workplace satisfaction and mentoring programs have been implemented by top organizations worldwide.
Sharon Jordan-Evans is president of the Jordan Evans Group, an executive coaching, leadership development firm. She was a senior vice president for the Change Management Practice at Drake Beam Morin, one of the countryÂs largest transition firms.
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