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Hiring and Keeping the Best People by Harvard Business School Press

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For Further Reading

Cultural Fit

Harris, Jim and Joan Brannick. Finding and Keeping Great Employees. New York: AMACOM, 1999. This book focuses on corporate cultures—knowing what your company’s culture is, developing it, communicating it, using it to retain people. Includes two chapters on retention best practices, offering both principles (“engage the soul”) and real-world examples (for example, Timberland lets employees donate up to forty hours a year to outside projects).

Roth, Daniel. “My Job at The Container Store,” Fortune, 10 January 2000. Want an inside look at how culture can keep employees? This article gives you a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it’s like to work at The Container Store—named the best company to work for in the United ...

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