Recruitment can be a very costly business especially if you have invested heavily to grow a high potential employee and then they decide to exit your company and benefit your competitors with everything you have given them!!

Far too many organisations we meet rely too heavily on an annual appraisal process to engage with employees and hope to statisfy their career aspirations during that one off meeting. 12 months is a long time and a lot happens in between! Regular engagement is critical.

I like the idea of these stay interviews especially if they become part of your culture and employees know they have a regular platform with their managers / leaders in which they can be open and transparent about how they are feeling.

Retaining top talent has to be a key objective in your business strategy.