How to retain talented workers A client has asked you to help them retain talented workers. They are facing high turnover in their engineering departments. They are unsure what is creating this problem but exit interviews with the engineers have indicated that there may be a problem with a lack of upward mobility. Discuss aspects of career planning that the organization can use to retain highly talented staff. Use examples of organizations that have career planning systems such as succession planning, education assistance etc. as part of their strategic human resources tools.