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Strategies for Retaining IT Staff in a Highly Competitive Environment

Monday, January 1, 2001

Abstract

Retaining IT staff is challenging for the University of Calgary, which has little flexibility in the traditional reward areas. The applications development department has had very little staff turnover over the past decade and during that time has retained more than 79 percent of new hires. The presentation will describe what is unique about the applications development area and what programs could be contributing to the high retention rate. It will provide a checklist of ten possible non-salary reward mechanisms.

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