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<i>Dear Workforce</i> How Do We Improve the Odds of Retaining Key Contributors, Especially in the Midst of a Change in Ownership

February 4, 2009
Our company is being sold, and while the new management takes over, I have been asked to figure out an effective strategy to keep the best employees from leaving amid the upheaval. Internally, we have mulled making improvements to our compensation/benefits packages. Although this should help to some degree, I’m not convinced it aids our larger goal of inspiring these people to stay focused and motivated (especially since their colleagues will be leaving). I know there is no single surefire answer for situations like this, but which strategies might be helpful in improving the retention odds?
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