Companies with great cultures know their cultures promote and reward employee retention. However, most companies don’t know or understand their cultures repel employees from both applying and/or staying. Reversing the talent drain by creating a culture of candidate retention will take time. It took a long time to produce existing negative talent results. Clearly this will not happen within a quarter and maybe not within a year. There is no short term solution to a problem that has taken years or decades to develop and fester. This also appears to have gone hand in hand with the short CEO and C-level life cycle within organizations. Short cycle reductions in costs and boosts in profit were great for shareholders, CEOs and other C-level performance bonus structures. However, they have been a catastrophe for their employees and employment in general.