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How to: retain staff in the upturn

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According to, 30 per cent of employees polled “are planning to leave their current job when the recession ends and the job market recovers”. A scary prospect for small business owners who’ll need all hands on deck to steer their firms out of the recessionary mire and into the upturn.

So how do you stop employees jumping ship at the first sign of recovery?

Real Business published a list of ways to rev up your staff in November last year, when the recession was just starting to bite. If staff morale has suffered during the year and your employees could do with a boost, take your cue from this list (part I and part II) of tried-and-tested tips to ensure they’re on board when the economy picks up.

Got a morale-boosting tip we haven’t thought of? Share it with us by posting a comment below.

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