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Love 'em or Lose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay

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With replacement costs high and start-up time critical, employee retention is more valuable than ever. This best-selling guide provides 26 strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive. Citing research and experience with dozens of organizations, the authors present many examples of how today's companies have applied their retention strategies and increased th ...more
Paperback, 277 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (first published October 1999)
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This is an interesting, engaging, and extremely useful book about what managers should be doing to retain their talented employees. It has 26 techniques for managers to practice, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet, and while that tactic is a little hokey and some of the categories overlap a bit, it actually serves pretty well. The topics are easy to read and there are many stories about the principles in action.

As an engineer I find this topic interesting because I often focus
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This book is a 3.5 star for me. The chapters are easy to read. It's nice that they keep repeating concepts in different applicable ways. The questions they provide managers to think about and ask are helpful. The examples and anecdotes are also helpful. For those who have never managed people, been in HR or had people indirectly reporting to them, this is a good book to read.

For those who have managed before and are running into issues, this is a good book to provide refresher tips. In addition
I got this book via Interlibrary Loan since my own library did not have it. I think I saw the title in some article I read. Anyways, it is a pretty quick read. Actually, for managers, it is a book that lends itself to skipping around. I have always had an interest in the issue of retention in the workplace. In librarianship, I don't think the higher-ups do enough, and it is often the case that to advance one has to move someplace else.

The book is organized in chapters, and each chapter gives a
This is *the* definitive book on how to be a good manager - not so much about the employees (as the title suggests), but about yourself as a leader. Got it at a management team-building event in 2000, and keep going back to it over and over. Very practical advice.
Excellent book with practical applications. Have used many of the "26 Engagement Strategies" as part of a Supervisory/Management/Leadership engagement initiatives.

This is a manual that will convert "soft skills" into conversations focused on retention and engagement to get to most out of your talent and you. The strategies are very specific, with verbiage to use, guidance on how to respond to challenges, surveys, etc. Modify the guidelines to fit your personality and business needs

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Bill Donhiser
Well written insightful book on handling employee relationships. Especially good for us scientific types that are not so much into the touchy-feely stuff. Highly recommended
If you are a seasoned leader it's nothing new and life changing but a good way to bring simple truths back to the front of your mind. If you are a new manager you must read this...soak it in... Then execute on the principles of this book. If you don't you'll be stuck in the never ending, unnecessary cycle of employee turnover and will forever be stuck in middle management.
Jeff Matlow
An overview of what I consider the basics of office relationships, management and employee motivation. But it's always good to be reminded of the basics.
I was reading this to help with a project at work. A friend who Manages a group of peers suggested it and loaned it to me. Since I do not manage anyone but was reading for insight into a project for career management, I found it very helpful.
Great concept--support the success of your high performers and really reward them--but bland execution. Pretty obvious stuff, really. Praise people, give them freedom, and make sure you're clear about what they are supposed to do. Ok.
Very redundant chapters, but continued to read further in hopes it would improve. The last straw was chapter eight, where the authors suggested placing a copy of the book on top of the table at my next job interview. C'mon.
Jul 11, 2007 Maria marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
A book for managers! I should have finished reading this a long time ago...still need to remember I have it the next time I hire someone. Chapter 8 has some very good advice!
loved, loved, loved this book! it's written in simple, fun to read copy and offers great suggestions on how to motivate and engage your employees. very useful.
I thought this was a great book for managers who are trying to retain their team members. Don't read the other editions! The 4th edition is the best!
Anita Griffin
Some good tips for motivating high potentials.
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