Retaining your best employees is critical to the success of your business. It can help with customer satisfaction, increased productivity, happy coworkers, and effective succession planning. On the other hand, failing to retain employees can be costly and cause serious organizational issues.
Here are some dos and don’ts to help you retain your top talent!
- DO – Provide quality management/supervision. It’s important to have quality, trained management and supervisors that can communicate effectively and ensure employees are working effectively within their departments.
- DO – Let employees know what you expect from them. Employees want to know what the company’s expectations are, as well as get performance feedback on how they’re meeting those expectations. Don’t leave them in the dark!
- DO – Provide a platform for employees to give feedback within the organization. Employees want to know that they can voice their opinions, and that those opinions are being heard and considered among the management team.
- DO – Allow employees to use their talents and skills. This will keep employees motivated and more interested in their job. Ask them what their talents and interests are and get creative with incorporating that into their everyday work life.
- DON’T – Treat employees unequally. Make absolutely sure you are treating your employees with equal acknowledgement and attention. Unequal treatment can cause distrust and resentment among employees.
- DON’T – Miss out on providing learning and growth opportunities. Your best employees will want to learn and grow. Providing the tools, time, and training for your top talent to learn and grow within their role is a must.
- DON’T- Forget to acknowledge your employees. If you’re a larger company, make sure that the supervisor or senior management has some sort of personal communication with their employees at some point. Some basic ideas for staff appreciation are things like staff outings/lunches, monetary rewards when earned, or even something as simple as congratulating them on a job well done.
Remember that a happy employee will rarely look for a new job. By following these dos and don’ts, you will see an increase in employee satisfaction and in turn, employee retention.
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