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Retention: If you want to keep them, let them go

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You've probably had great employees quit because they wanted to try their hand at a radically different career. Here's a way to let employees "test drive" a career and still keep them on staff: Point them to Vocations Vacations, a company that sets up working vacations for people to test more than 75 unique careers and work with expert mentors.

Examples: An international banker took a three-day vacation working alongside a dog trainer. A government contractor shadowed a hotel manager for a few days. For details, visit www.vocationvacations.com.

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