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The Financial Controller and CFO's Toolkit, 3rd Edition by David Parmenter

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Chapter 11Effective Leadership, Growing and Retaining Talent

Why is it that when I actually find some talent, they never stick around?” a troubled CFO asks.

“Where is the talent, for I cannot find them!” another adds.

The first place to examine if your finance team finds it difficult to attract and retain staff is your leadership. Poor performance in this vital area will lead to a high staff turnover. We then need to make the finance team a more attractive place to work. Once we have been able to create a more pleasant environment for potential and current staff, we need to “get the right people on the bus” and give them a substantial start and an appealing future.

FOUNDATION STONES FOR LEADERSHIP THAT ATTRACTS

Getting competent staff to stick requires you to be a good, ...

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