How to Gain Executive Buy-in For Retention & Engagement Efforts: A Step-by-Step Guide

Duration: 60 minutes

American companies spend $1.53 billion each year to “fix” their problems with employee engagement and retention. It’s not working. The most recent Gallup’s Employee Engagement Index shows worker engagement is flat while the Department of Labor says turnover is rising.

In many organizations employee engagement and retention are considered an “HR problem.” So HR creates feel-good employee appreciation days and company picnics to boost morale.




But it isn’t an HR problem. It’s a leadership problem.

Many CEOs understand this. But they hesitate to pull the trigger on business-driven solutions that address the real issues. One major reason for the hesitation? It’s difficult to quantify the benefit of retention and engagement efforts.

This Webinar, conducted by Dick Finnegan, author of the best-selling SHRM book of all time, will show you how to do it.

The secret is to gain executive buy-in by speaking the language of the C-suite. That is, the language of money. The session will lay out a four-step process that will help gain buy-in for engagement and retention efforts.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Specifically you will learn how to:

  • Calculate the real cost of turnover (hint: it’s staggering)
  • Identify the potential ROI for improving engagement and retention
  • Implement a “stay interview” process that helps you assess flight risks and formulate plans for retaining top performers.
  • Hold managers accountable for the retention levels of their teams
  • Establish engagement goals

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Dick Finnegan has been cited by BusinessWeek, Chief Executive Magazine, and Consulting Magazine as the leading thinker on employee retention. His books have included:

The Power of Stay Interviews for Engagement and Retention, the top-selling SHRM-published book of all time. Rethinking Retention in Good Times and Bad, excerpted globally by BusinessWeek which said Dick’s work “offers fresh thinking for solving the turnover problem in any economy.” 

The Stay Interview: A Manager’s Guide to Keeping the Best and Brightest was published globally by AMACOM in 20+ languages.

HR’s Greatest Challenge: Driving the C-Suite to Improve Employee Engagement and
Retention was published by SHRM.

His U.S. clients have included the Adventist Healthcare System, Sprint, Hilton, GE, Johnson & Johnson, as well as the CIA. His international work has spanned 6 continents including Siberian banks and African gold mines. He also partners with the Chinese HR Excellence Center to conduct employee retention programs across China.

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Full MP4 recording of webinar, including Q&A. Choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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Participation in the live webinar + Full MP4 Recording + Audio-only MP3 recording. For recordings, choose digital download or CD-ROM by mail.

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