You’re only as good as your people. It’s an adage you’ll frequently read in business books and hear repeated at industry events. But finding and keeping top talent is no easy task—every company wants the best employees.

We asked experts and entrepreneurs for their hiring and retention top tips and strategies. Here’s what they had to stay.

How to Make Employees Care About Their Work

When staff understand and believe in the purpose of your business, job satisfaction and productivity soar. What one PROFIT 500 company does to forge the connection

7 Signs Your Staff Are Eyeing the Exit

It’s rare for someone to up and quit without any warning. Watch for these indicators that your star worker is about to jump ship

5 Ways to Win Top Talent Without Huge Salaries

Can’t match the wages offered by your giant rivals? No matter! A bit of creativity and flexibility can attract the best and brightest

How Much Should You Be Spending on Employee Benefits?

Providing coverage for workers can be a huge cost for small businesses. Advice from an HR pro

5 Proven Employee Perks You Should Copy

Forget catered lunches and office pets. While your employees can’t hold these incentives in their hands, they’re sure to love them

Plus more from our archives:

What Employees Want More Than a Raise

With salary negotiation season in sight, a new survey suggests workers prefer these perks to increased base pay

How to Wow New Hires from Day One

At Achievers, employee engagement begins as soon as someone accepts a job offer. It’s a strategy that helped the firm make the 2015 PROFIT 500

Who Will Replace Your Essential Employees?

Most companies don’t have the internal talent pipeline necessary to fill important roles say the workers currently in them

The Problem With Hiring for “Culture Fit”

Wanting someone who plays well with others isn’t bad in theory—but too many managers confuse harmony with conformity

How to Keep Your Superstar Employees

Three questions engagement expert Beverly Kay says you should regularly ask your top performers

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