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Retention of employees

To maximise job effectiveness and minimise staff turnover, a good school invests heavily in employee well-being. High staff turnover is expensive, disruptive and inefficient and may also indicate an unhealthy school culture.

A school invests heavily in professional development and relies on institutional memory to model culture and needs to retain experienced talented employees.

A retention strategy should make the workplace so desirable that employees want to come to work each day and remain employed there.

Good staff retention has the following components.

  • The 3 aspects of high morale

  • Personal engagement with the Principal

  • Celebration

  • Good communications

  • Equitable work conditions and benefits

  • An agreed code of conduct

  • Acceptance of the school culture

The following link leads to an overview of the three aspects of high morale.

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