Talent Retention

Current Employees are the lifeline of our employers. Whether your company is seeking assistance with onboarding, compensation surveys, or employee coaching and support, our partners can help you with your employee retention efforts.

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    Hiring, training, and turning over employees are all expensive endeavors for your company. Experience can prove to be an invaluable resource that you may not want to dismiss too often. As such, it may prove instrumental to your company’s success to learn what makes your workers tick. 

    Think Outside The Box*

    • Total rewards are important, but money is not the only thing that attracts candidates and retains employees.
    • Turnover is costly. Make sure your existing employees know they are valued.
    • Focus on the total employee experience by providing personal and professional development and considering options for flexible work schedules.
    • Benefits are not one-size-fits-all. Employees have different needs. A la carte options are a way to help companies differentiate themselves, even by offering pet insurance.
    • Be clear on your business’s mission and culture.
    • Minimize the approval process with decision made by new hires. This will enhance trust.
    • Leverage your existing employees to share your story. Ask your existing employees to share why they like working for your company.
    • Share your employees’ stories in the recruitment process. Your existing employees are great advocates for your organization.
    *Source: RCEDC Employer Panel, July 9, 2019

    HR Roundtable

    Held quarterly, the Racine County HR Roundtable provides a forum for human resource professionals to network and share best practices to increase the success of talent retention, development and recruitment efforts. 

    Talent Resources News

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    Join us for a live webinar to learn about how Student Loan Assistance can help reduce employee stress at work and increase retention.

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    RCEDC’s mission is to grow Racine County’s property tax base and by supporting business expansions, provide employment opportunities to Racine County residents. Over the last three years the RCEDC staff assisted 72 projects that, when completed, will result in 1,000’s of new full time jobs, and will substantially boost local property tax revenues. Your investment allows RCEDC staff to continue these positive efforts.


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