How to Retain Top Performers

The Economic Times Speaks with Anita Belani

The Economic Times | December 13, 2011

Shreya Biswas from the Economic Times recently sat down with Anita Belani to discuss how to retain top performers amidst a tough business environment and a fierce war for talent.

Thinking long term in compensation and performance rewards is one key way to retain employees according to Anita Belani, India country manager for Russell Reynolds Associates,

Stock options, deferred payouts or phased bonuses are the best options. "It hedges the company from the current drain on resources and retains those valuable to the organisation," says Anita Belani, country manager, Russell Reynolds Associates, India.

Anita Belani also advocates offering select training and education programs to enhance skills, career building experiences such as cross-functional and board exposure, and other innovative soft rewards programs such as awards, to keep employees motivated and forward thinking.

Read the full article at The Economic Times to learn more about retaining top executive talent.

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How to Retain Top Performers