Layoffs in the tech sector, and fears of a recession have slowed down people jumping jobs. Perhaps a temporary lull according to Joe Galvin, Vistage Chief Research Officer. But, retaining your best team members should always be a high priority. Want some best practices around retention?

Start with the Gallop’s Q12 Engagement survey. Here are matters to consider ranked by importance:

Do well at some or all of these and you will have a high performing workplace. For some small companies, the barriers to success are spreading people too thin across responsibilities they shine at plus some that, well, someone has to do it. Oh, and could you pick up this area because someone just left, and again, someone has to do it.

If you can’t get the most important first 3 right, work hard on caring and recognition. People want to know they matter to the organization.

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Photo with my EA Toni Chacon, Shannon Nienast and Paul Dye.