Holding on to the best of your workforce
All companies need a fresh injection of talent from time to time, and a moderate level of staff turnover can be good for business; however, losing your highest performers (or losing too many people in one big hit) is never good news. If you want to make sure that doesn’t happen at your company, you need a strategy in place to keep staff retention high.
ARCG top tips on retaining the best of your workers.
1. Make sure your employees are satisfied
If your employees are happy, common sense dictates that they’re far more likely to stick with you. But how do you get them feeling good about work? Well, appreciation goes a long way — if you recognise your staff for a job well done, they’ll feel satisfied in the knowledge that their efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Motivation is also important in any workplace:
2. Use training and development to increase staff retention
As an employer, you want to get the best out of your team, just as your employees want to get the best out of themselves by increasing their skills set — creating a win-win situation where training and development is concerned.
3. The benefit of benefits
Competitive salaries and career progression are amongst the most effective ways to attract and retain top talent, but if your valued employees are being professionally seduced by rival companies offering to match both of these things, you need an edge — and that’s the beauty of benefits.
4. Combating the ‘learn and leave’ culture
In days gone by, people prided themselves on keeping a job for life. Nowadays, it’s more about learning what you can from one employer, then putting those skills into practice somewhere else.
5. Create a great environment
Having a pleasant and enjoyable environment to work in can be the difference between a happy worker and one that wants to leave as fast as their legs can carry them. One of the most important factors here is a team made up of colleagues that get along.