If you read much recruiting and HR press (like I do), you inevitably run into something odd: do employers actually care about retention, or not? On the one hand, there are tons of articles extolling the gig economy (maybe it will be 50% of the labor force by 2020, maybe more?). In this brave new world, employees are disposable and eminently replaceable, switches that you can turn off and on with the flip of a recruiting switch.
On the other hand, in many articles, employees are the foundation of an employer’s success – to be retained, nourished, and encouraged. Do