Retaining employees and ensuring you have the best talent in place to meet your business goals and client needs are paramount in today’s work environment. The job market is constantly changing and many small – medium businesses are finding that they no longer have the upper hand in the employment relationship. If employers are not fostering their best employee talent, there is a high risk the employee will be poached by the competition. Employee retention strategies include implementing reward and recognition and health and wellbeing programs as well as offering a competitive salary, work life balance and training and development opportunities.