Retention Strategy: A Practical and Evidence-Based Approach

How to keep the people on board?
The labour market is very tight. The supply of talent has decreased. The demand has boomed. But unemployment is at its lowest levels. So finding talent has become increasingly tricky. Organizations are forced to review the way they handle the talent challenge and need to refocus their efforts.

Retention becomes more important than recruitment. Maybe retention even is the new recruitment. If you cannot find the people, it’s better to hang on to the people you have. And to make sure they are willing and able to perform sustainably.

“Retention is the new recruitment, but only if you do it right.” (David Ducheyne)
But there are many questions about how to retain people. Should we focus on everybody? Or just the high potentials? What about the golden cages? What about spoiling people? What about people who do not perform? What about specific target groups? Which HR practices work and which do not? And what kind of leadership should we develop?

In this masterclass you will get an answer to your questions on retention. We will take a hands-on and evidence-based approach and provide you with the info you need to either build or review your current practices that have an impact on the retention of people. We will avoid the fads but focus on sound practical experiences backed by the available evidence.

We cannot promise you any magical solution or quick fixes. But after following this program you will know the buttons to push and the levers to pull.


Jun 21 2019


09:00 - 17:30

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 21 2019
  • Time: 03:00 - 11:30




Solvay Brussels School Economics & Management
42 Franklin Rooseveltlaan, Brussels
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