Modern Motivational Methods for Attracting and Retaining Employees

War as metaphor for….what the heck?

SAGE Business and Management INK

[We’re pleased to welcome authors Anaïs Thibault Landry of ESG UQAM,
Allan Schweyer of the Incentive Research Foundation, and Ashley Whillans of Harvard Business School. They recently published an article inCompensation & Benefits Reviewentitled “Winning the War for Talent: Modern Motivational Methods for Attracting and Retaining Employees,” which is currently free to read for a limited time. Below, they reflect on the motivation and impact of this research:]

Many companies remain structured – both in their organization and mindset – to address last century’s challenges. But nothing has changed more dramatically in recent decades than work and peoples’ attitudes toward it. The complexity of business combined with an inexorable need to innovate, require increasingly more sophisticated and nuanced approaches to attracting, engaging, and retaining talent. This research builds on past work of ours and many others, exploring the various ways non-financial benefits and rewards nurture stronger…

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