Organizations are only as strong as the staff that they have which is why it’s important to keep your top talent and addexceptional talent. We’ll get into how you should go about finding new talent next, but we want to share with you some tips on how you can positively enhance your company’s retention.
- Clear Paths to Advancement – Giving employees an understanding of where their career is going with the company allows them to see their future. Without they conversation and plan, employees might start to fear becoming stagnant and begin to look outside for advancement opportunities. The other half of this equation is to help them get there – provide education, training, attendance at conferences, etc. This extra step lets them know you’re serious about their growth and if you’re invested in their success, they will become more invested in the company.
- Benefits – One of the first questions on a new employee’s mind is, “what are the benefits?”. That’s normal – healthcare, pay, PTO all play into work-life balance and taking care of families. However, benefits go beyond just the normal standards. Companies could look into stock options and other financial rewards to help employees stay engaged and motivated.
- Communication – it seems simple but yet, for many employees this is a reason that look to leave organizations. In fact, 63% of employees state that lack of communication is a reason they have considered quitting their job. Being transparent and honest with frequent communication is a simple yet effective method to keep staff engaged over time.
- Be Flexible – Understand that everyone has lives outside of work and be open to working with flexible working environments and schedules. Given the current state of work force in the US, it’s a great opportunity to offer permanent work from home options for employees.
Understanding how to keep you top team members and positive retention is one of the first steps to building a strong team. Next step to building your team is to find the top talent.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100