Avoid a “Brain Drain”

How to avoid the "brain drain" by retaining older employees.


Fleet operators need to ask themselves: “What would it cost me to replace the accumulated knowledge of my most experienced technicians if they left tomorrow?”

Then, start planning for that eventuality today.

1 “The Benefits of an Aging Workforce.” By the Sagamore Institute, May 13, 2006.
Other Sources: Aging Workforce News; HR.blr.com; Rich White at www.doityourself.com.

Stephen Howe is employed by United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, with nearly 700 branches in North America.

Stephen is also a past president of the Automotive Training Managers Council (ATMC), a global, non-profit organization of over 60 member companies dedicated to recognizing training excellence and raising training standards in the automotive, heavy vehicle and related industries.

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