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Effective employee retention offers opportunities to improve performance across several key metrics. From improved productivity, morale, culture and employee experience to cost reduction, a better service-user experience and better recruitment and training.

An effective employee retention strategy is a critical component of workforce planning.

Attend our public sector focused Effective Strategies for Staff Retention and Recruitment course to learn best practices for recruiting and retaining the employees that will align with your values. Understand how to create a collaborative relationship between team members and organisation from the recruitment stage to ensure they become a high performing member of the organisation

Leave the day with a better strategy in place to help your organisation recruit and retain excellent staff who are keen to stay a part of your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards, and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Marie Thake
People Development Consultant - Truly Inspired

Marie is a dedicated, passionate professional people development specialist, who runs her own Coaching and training business. She partners with organisations to make a difference to employees as individuals and enables them to feel engaged with the organisations they work for, leading them to achieve their own and their organisations’ vision.

Marie is passionate about having the ability to enthuse others to learn, through engagement, building trust and understanding what motivates people to perform. She has held her role of Director and People Development Consultant for over 10 years following her roles for companies such as Prudential, HBOS, ...

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Learning Outcomes

  • Ensure your recruitment process successfully communicates your values and goals with candidates
  • Develop new techniques and strategies for the interview process to ensure you’re asking the right questions and gaining valuable insight on candidates
  • Understand the importance of a comprehensive onboarding and integration process
  • Gain new retention and talent management strategies to ensure employees feel motivated, valued and challenged in your organisation
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Aligning Recruitment with Achieving Your Vision

  • Learn how to identify the skill set you need to bring into your team to achieve team and organisational goals
  • Discuss techniques of ensuring you are hiring to match both the organisations and the potential employees aims
  • Learn how to identify relevant benefits of working for your organisation to attract top candidates
  • Understand motivators to help identify what drives candidates to accept an offer
11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 11:45

Effective Interviewing

  • Learn how to ask great questions to establish key behaviours and how they align with your organisation
  • Understand the benefits of communicating vision, strategy and the potential employees’ purpose to engage the candidate
  • Create great questions to match the candidate’s values to the organisation’s
11:45 - 13:00

Ensure Successful Onboarding and Integration

  • Review and consider your onboarding and what should be in place to create a sense of belonging with your new candidate
  • Ensure your onboarding process is comprehensive and gives new staff the tools they need to succeed
  • Understand the process of integrating new employees into the teams and organisation
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Retention – Part One: Motivation and Productivity

  • Evaluate your employee feedback process to ensure you are alert and proactive about issues affecting employee morale and productivity
  • Understand the non-financial incentives that can be improved upon for both new and experienced employees
  • Look at motivation, reward, and the importance of an interesting and challenging role
15:00 - 16:00

Retention – Part Two: Talent Management

  • Discuss the importance of a clearly defined hybrid work policy that is fair, practical and competitive
  • Understand the key things employees need to feel to stay engaged with their organisation
  • Learn key talent management techniques that can help you nurture promising employees
  • Build monitoring and talent management strategies to hold on to your best employees
16:00 - 16:15

Round-Up and Key Takeaways