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LOVE ’EM OR LOSE ’EM

•    The latest edition of the bestselling book on employee retention and engagement in the world—more than 500,000 copies of the previous editions have been sold

•    Completely revised and updated throughout, with two brand new sections

•    Presents 26 strategies, from A to Z, that managers at every level can use immediately to stem the talent drain

With every employee who walks out the door costing the company up to 200% of their annual salary to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. And with so many surveys reporting that employees are unhappy and not working up to their full potential, engagement becomes a second serious and costly issue. The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal bestseller offers 26 simple strategies—from A to Z—that managers can use to address their employees’ real concerns and keep them engaged.

The fourth edition has been extensively revised and updated throughout and includes two new sections. The first, Top Ten Pushbacks, features answers to the most common concerns that managers have raised about the Love ’Em or Lose ’Em approach. The second new section, Got More? Is a compilation of anecdotes, quotations and research findings that support the Love ’Em or Lose ’Em message.

Love 'Em or Lose 'Em may also be purchased by chapters from Fast Fundamentals: The BK Whitepaper Series.

 

What sets this book apart from similar titles

Keeping Good People is a classic business book, but it's written based on the assumption of a good economy where employees have plenty of choice.   Love Em or Lose Em is a book that applies in all economic situations; retaining the people with the highest talent is a critical issue whether the jobs market is good or bad.  Furthermore, Love Em or Lose Em is framed in terms of 26 Engagement Strategies for Busy Managers, so that each section of the book is an easy-to-implement lesson.  The book, Winning the Talent Wars is not nearly so easy to use; you need to struggle to pick the actionable insights out of the sometimes rambling prose.  Furthermore, Love Em or Lose Em is applicable to all industries and types of employee, whereas other employee retention books, such as Winning the Technology Talent War, focus on a single segment of the labor force.

 

  • Keeping Good People is a classic business book, but it's written based on the assumption of a good economy where employees have plenty of choice.   Love 'Em or Lose 'Em is a book that applies in all economic situations; retaining the people with the highest talent is a critical issue whether the jobs market is good or bad.  
  • Furthermore, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em is framed in terms of 26 Engagement Strategies for Busy Managers, so that each section of the book is an easy-to-implement lesson.  The book, Winning the Talent Wars is not nearly so easy to use; you need to struggle to pick the actionable insights out of the sometimes rambling prose.  
  • Moreover, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em is applicable to all industries and types of employee, whereas other employee retention books, such as Winning the Technology Talent War, focus on a single segment of the labor force.