'It's not enough to just do the job' - Employee retention 101

Employees need to be able to set themselves apart in today's highly competitive work environment, says recruitment specialist Zanele Luvuno.

Luvuno argues that employee retention is the responsibility of both the employer and the employee.

Read: Sharing payslips with prospective employers works in your favour, says HR expert

She advises that employees need to be proactive by investing in their ongoing development.

For example, she says attending conferences, workshops, trade shows and any other opportunities to gain industry knowledge, will be beneficial.

Also read: Retrenchment 101: What the law says about companies making job cuts

Luvuno also advises that individuals should match themselves with employers with aligning value propositions, instead of taking any job offer.

As an a employee, it's important to make yourself a sought-after skill.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

It's not enough to just be able to do the job.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

You need to know what's happening in your industry, not just in South Africa.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

In a world where jobs are going to be replaced by machines and bots, people need to change their attitudes.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

Agility is very important part of retention and making yourself more marketable.

Zanele Luvuno, managing director at Transcend Talent Management

She offers advice on how employees can make themselves indispensable in the corporate world and answers critical questions.

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