S4 E4: Top Tier Retention Strategies, with Stephen and Daniel Huerta

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
May 13, 2024

Retaining top talent looks easy on paper. So why then, do so many companies have difficulty with their retention strategies? 

Hebba chats with “Modern People Leader” podcast hosts Daniel and Stephen Huerta about personalization in the age of information, the rise of AI, and the best ways companies can boost their retention strategies. Having spoken to over 200 people leaders on their pod, Daniel and Stephen understand a thing or two about the importance of a great people ops team.

They break down why trust is so important in the workplace and explain how it can help to improve employee retention rates. They also explore the ways that AI is changing the nature of work and how it might change the way we view HR.

Plus, will the constant in-fighting in HR ever stop? Will it be HR’s ultimate downfall? Daniel, Hebba, and Stephen discuss the ways remote work has changed retention strategies and explain why it’s causing so much bickering within company lines. Is it time to rethink the system? 

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00:00:00 – Retaining Top Talent 

00:07:55 – Maintaining Trust in the Workplace

00:11:28 – Navigating Remote Work Accountability Challenges

00:15:44 – Causes of Employee Turnover Explored

00:17:49 – HR’s Identity Crisis: Retaining Talent

00:25:04 – How AI is Fundamentally Changing the Way We Work

00:27:14 – Retaining Employees Through Clear Communication

00:30:21 – Embrace Remote Work for Success

00:38:57 – Power Dynamics in Retention Strategies

00:44:12 – Improving Talent Mobility in Companies

00:49:43 – Maximizing Employee Retention Through Referrals

00:54:38 – The Hardest C-Suite Job 



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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef