Manpower Offers Resources for Building Employee Retention Strategy

April 12, 2010 ( - To help employers minimize the knowledge loss and financial impact that comes with attrition, Manpower offers insight on building a successful knowledge retention and transfer strategy.

According to a press release, Manpower has developed a paper titled “Knowledge Retention and Transfer in the World of Work” which outlines the impact of workforce mobility and steps for building a broad knowledge retention and transfer strategy. Manpower is also launching an interactive Web tool to help companies evaluate their current strategy.  

Manpower noted in the press release that in a recent Manpower survey of 2,000 North American hiring managers, 80% indicated that they expect less than 5% of their employees to leave the company voluntarily in 2010. Meanwhile, a survey of employees by Manpower subsidiary Right Management revealed that 60% of workers intend to pursue new job opportunities if the economy improves this year (see Workers Expected to Flock to the Exits in 2010).   

Manpower’s survey also showed that 31% of employers do not have a proactive process in place to capture employees’ job knowledge.   

The paper, tool, and other interactive elements, including audio clips, are free and available at