Believe it or not, your ho-hum HR memos, if written in the right way, can serve as a retention vehicle, says Margaret Morford, president of consulting firm theHRedge. One employer customized a memo that listed company-paid holidays for the upcoming year to spell out the dollar benefit to each employee. Example: "One of the many benefits you receive for working here is that we offer 10 paid holidays each year. That equals a benefit of $___. Here is a list of paid vacation days for 2006."