How To Retain Talent in M&A

  1. Conduct “Stay” conversations
  2. Engage multiple methods of 2-way communication
  3. Re-orient experienced players
  4. Coach instead of criticize
  5. Give key talent meaningful work to do
  6. Hold development/career discussions
  7. Show genuine, sincere appreciation

What Motivates Key Players

  1. Feeling valued and respected
  2. Meaningful work
  3. Participation in mapping out or communicating the future
  4. Control and influence
  5. Challenging short-term assignments that provide an opportunity to showcase their talents
  6. Shaping the future direction of the business
  7. Work/life balance
  8. Taking care of their families...


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Steps to Engage and Retain Key Players

Steps to Engage and Retain Key Players (continued)

What Motivates Key Players?

How to Re-Engage and Re-Recruit Key Players

Conducting “Stay” Conversations

Priorities?