I want to touch on the subject of employee behavior. "When it comes to managing people, all managers must be concerned to some degree with the following five activities: staffing, retention, development, adjustment, and managing change" (Cascio, 2006, p. 6). I want to briefly discuss retention of our top employees. According to Cascio (2006), retention consists of (1) rewarding employees for performing their jobs effectively; (2) ensuring harmonious working relations between employees and managers; and (3) maintaining a safe, healthy work environment. Undoubtedly, there will be some questions and concerns from our current employees about how this process works, job security, and working environment going forward. It will be up to us as management to help ease this transition, as to not lose our quality employees. How we as managers handle this merger, will positively or negatively influence our employee's attitudes, and ultimately could affect their productivity and loyalty toward this organization. I am looking for any suggestions on how we will address retaining our top performers.