Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay, 5th Edition

by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan Evans

Love 'Em Book Cover

Wall Street Journal Best Seller
More than 780,000 copies sold!

Since employees who walk out the door cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. And with so many surveys reporting that employees are unhappy and not working up to their full potential, engagement is a second serious and costly issue. The latest edition of this Wall Street Journal bestseller offers twenty-six simple strategies—from A to Z—that managers can use to address their employees’ real concerns and keep them engaged. The fifth edition has been revised and updated throughout and includes many more international examples, reflecting the fact that Love ’Em or Lose ’Em is available in twenty-two languages, from Albanian and Arabic to Thai and Turkish. Its message is truly one that spans continents and cultures.


Where to Buy

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Praise for Love 'Em or Lose 'Em

"Ever since the first edition, Love ’Em or Lose ’Em has been a great source of inspiration to me. I warmly recommend this pragmatic book to anyone who manages others—and especially to those who still believe that talent retention is all about money, which it is really not! This book offers a powerful and engaging way to achieve active and sustainable talent retention. And it’s exciting to see that it works all across the globe!"

Michael Zollinger
Head HR Generalists, Swiss Re

"A great read! Having had the opportunity to spend two days in a ‘Love ’Em or Lose ’Em’ seminar, I am a believer! It makes no difference what business you are in (corporate/government/military), people are the single most important part of an organization, and they are at the core of the success or failure of an organization!"

William (Bill) Pickavance
Former Vice President for Launch and Recovery Systems and Florida Site Executive, United Space Alliance

"You just have to love Love ’Em or Lose ‘Em. This charming, clever, practical, and user-friendly book is a great desk-side coach for anyone who manages people."

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Chair and Director, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University

"Our global strategy is based on recruiting and developing the best talent. Retaining and engaging that talent on a global basis is crucial to every manager’s business goals. Love ’Em or Lose ’Em has become their playbook!"

J. Craig Mundy
Corporate Vice President, Enterprise Learning & Talent Management, Ingersoll Rand


Training Solutions

Based on Concepts from Love 'Em or Lose 'Em

CareerPower® Classic (for Employees)

This engaging learning experience guides employees in managing their own development and careers. Using activities, discussions, and skill-building exercises, they will experience the model as they uncover the 5 P's: PERSON, PERSPECTIVE, PLACE, POSSIBILITIES, and PLAN.

CareerPower® Classic for Managers

In this one-day experience, managers prepare and hold effective development conversations. They leave with the tools, skills, and processes they need in order to best develop the talent on their team applying the 5 L's: LISTEN, LEVEL, LOOK AHEAD, LEVERAGE, and LINK.

CareerPower 3.0® (for Employees)

This innovative program builds on the time-tested CareerPower® platform but is designed for a different audience. Offering a powerful alternative to the traditional, linear approach to career development, CareerPower 3.0® is a peer coaching and action learning model.

CareerPower 3.0® for Coaches

This experience appeals to organizations that need a less conventional approach to career development. It helps managers and peer coaches overcome barriers, instill Self Powered Careerist® attitudes, and build an environment rich with empowered employees.

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About the Authors

Beverly Kaye is an internationally recognized authority and best selling author on career development, employee engagement and retention. A sought after, dynamic and committed speaker, her presentations are known for engaging participants, stimulating learning and inspiring action. Founder of Career Systems International (CSI) a talent management company, Beverly Kaye’s innovative and cutting edge thinking have helped organizations solve their greatest challenges in employee engagement, by creating impact with measurable and sustainable results. She was among the first to recognize the importance of career development as part of an organization’s development process.
Sharon Jordan Evans
Sharon Jordan-Evans is a pioneer in the field of employee retention and engagement. She serves as a prominent speaker for numerous conferences and works with Fortune 500 companies such as American Express, Boeing, Disney, Lockheed, Cheesecake Factory, Monster, MTV, PBS, Sony, and Universal Studios. She co-authored two Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Sharon has a Masters Degree in Organization Development and is a Professional Certified Coach. She coaches the leaders companies can least afford to lose. She also serves as a resource for a number of national media, including Business 2.0, Chief Executive, CIO, Harvard Management Update, Working Woman, Investor Business Daily, Business Week and the LA Times.