I was recently asked,
As we emerge from the economic doldrums, will our talent “bolt” for greener pastures?
I believe the bigger issue is which talent will bolt?
The issue here is one of perceived equity. Your TOP performers likely recognize the fact, and need to know that YOU are aware of their abilities and delivered value. In these times of “hunkering down,” we may have lost sight of the care and feeding of those top performers…
So, in my opinion, it’s not just a talent exodus that should worry us (which may or may not actually occur); it’s the eventuality that, if we haven’t been appropriately recognizing our top performers, letting them really know that we recognize their value to our organization, they will most certainly find someone who will.
And their impact, as a smaller subset, is much greater than the masses departing for perceived “greener pastures.”
But that’s just me…