RE: Keeping help
most kids could care less about benefits like health care, and retirement. thats the farthest fromtheir minds. the best benies for them would be concert tickets, cellular air time, cash, tickets to theme parks, cash, video games, movie rentals, e.t.c.
i suggest you put into place an employee appreciation system where they get this kind of stuff if they show up every day, do every thing right, never late, never call off, and whatever other problem area you have. make a chart and poster board to show who is being rewarded with what. this may take a while, but it should turn them around....motivation is the key.