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Hiring and Keeping the Best People by Harvard Business School Press

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6

Workplace Factors That Affect Hiring and Retention

Focusing on Culture

Key Topics Covered in This Chapter

  • Company culture, and how it can attract or repel the kinds of people you want to hire and retain
  • Employee burnout, and how to minimize or avoid it
  • Work-life balance, and how to make it work for both employees and the company

HIRING DISCUSSIONS with potential recruits almost always focus on the specifics of the job, the reporting relationships, career possibilities, and compensation and benefits. Each of these is important to job applicants. But the climate of the workplace may be equally important in the applicant’s decision to take the job—or to stay for any length of time thereafter.

Some companies have reputations as great places ...

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