INVESTIGATING IDENTIFYING AND PRIORITIZING FACTORS AFFECTING THE RETENTION OF TALENTED (HIGH PERFORMANCE) EMPLOYEES AT THE NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY
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The present study was an attempt to investigate, identify and prioritize the factors affecting the retention of
talented (high performance) employees to retain this group of valuable resources of organizations .The
present study is an applied study in terms of aim. The statistical population of this study consists of 65
employees of the Iranian national oil company, which have filled key positions in headquarters and showed
higher than normal performance in their positions. Factors identified and investigated in this study were
training and empowerment of employees, work life quality and employee motivation (salary and benefits).
After the statistical analysis of the collected data, the effect of these factors on retention of the employees
was confirmed and priority of these three factors was obtained as follows :Issues related to training and
empowerment of employees, such as a specified career path, and delegation of authority in doing works,
were ranked first. The factors related to work life quality such as safety and cleanliness of work environment
were ranked second and issues related to employee motivation such as fairness in payment, competitive
payment compared to competing organizations were ranked third.
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