Workplace Hiring and Retention

  • Claretha Hughes


Human resource development (HRD) professionals assist with hiring and retention of employees in specific ways including new hire orientation training and career development. Ensuring that leaders and employees understand that employee rights in the workplace is an essential training responsibility of HRD professionals. Employees and employers must be able to differentiate between employee security and employer rights. Employees want job security and they want to be safe while at work and employers have the same goals. Understanding the legal and ethical implications for both the employer and the employee is very important. This chapter also explores noncompete clauses and their impact on worker loyalty and company success. Employees do not want their knowledge exploited by their employers and employers want a fair day’s work for a fair day’s pay. Downsizing in the workplace is also an area where HRD professionals must ensure that employees are treated fairly and ethically and are not displaced because they are in a protected class.


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  • Claretha Hughes
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  1. 1.University of Arkansas at FayettevilleFayettevilleUSA

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