International Journal of

Business & Management Studies

ISSN 2694-1430 (Print), ISSN 2694-1449 (Online)
DOI: 10.56734/ijbms
Authentic Leadership: The Link to Turnover and Talent Retention


For employees, job security and equitable compensation are among the top concerns. At the same time, employers are constantly concerned with workers’ turnover and retention. These two competing interests led to a dynamic context that required courts and government interventions. This constant conflict is well-documented throughout the different media platforms. Specifically, the extensive coverage of clauses such “Stay or Pay”, “TRAP”, and the noncompete agreement that led to the FTC ban.

This paper provides a snapshot of the current context characterized by workers’ turnover and employers’ efforts as an attempt to ensure employees’ retention. Considering the complexity, and the dynamic nature of this situation, we suggest that authentic and sound leadership in place contribute positively to the solution to the retention problem.