Executives remain concerned about retaining their most productive workers, even as the economic downturn makes it more difficult to secure employment. Nearly 40% of executive responding to a recent survey said retention was their greatest staffing concern. "Many firms are operating with lean teams in which every staff member plays a key role in the business, making retention a greater concern," Robert Half International Chief Executive Officer Max Messmer said. "Companies that lose top performers may not only experience declines in productivity but also incur significant costs in replacing these professionals."
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