There can be many challenges associated with hiring and bringing on the right people. Having gone to the trouble of brining on first-rate employees, if turnover becomes a significant problem, staffing could become a frustrating process.
Here are some suggestions on how to reduce employee turnover and keep good workers.
Reducing employee turnover begins with hiring well. You can't expect to retain your workers if they weren't a good fit for the company to begin with.
If you've taken the time to evaluate and screen each candidate, chances are good that you've found people who are well-suited to their roles. If not, you may want to improve your interviewing process.
Offer Competitive Salary
Though money is not the primary reason workers come and go, if they are able to find a job that will pay them significantly more than you are offering, they may be tempted to look elsewhere.
Make sure to remain competitive with industry standards, even if you can't offer the highest wages. If workers feel rewarded and fulfilled in other ways, they will remain loyal employees.
Show Appreciation For Employees
If management only gives feedback to employees when they haven't done their job well, they will begin to loathe having to talk to management at all.
Show appreciation for your workers and the work they do. Make sure to give them more positive than negative.
Provide Constructive Feedback
Some workers will require specific direction in their work. Others perform well without any instructions. Either way, it's a good idea to keep your employees abreast of how they are doing.
Unspoken expectations can turn into resentment. Communicate well with your employees and let them know what they are doing well and where they can improve.
Invest Into Your Staff
Your willingness to educate, train, mentor and invest in your workers will show them that they are an important and valuable part of the company long-term.
Communicating with your staff on an ongoing basis will make them feel they are needed.
Ask For Feedback And Input
Don't just provide direction. Ask for feedback and input from your workers, so they feel like they are part of the decision making process.
Employees like to know that their opinions and thoughts are valued.
Distribute Work Duties Equally
Sometimes employees will quit because they have too great of a workload to handle. This can be a bigger problem if they are getting paid the same or lesser than everyone else.
Though it is very difficult to distribute the workload equally, try to level the playing field as much as possible.
Conduct Exit Interviews
Having done your best to encourage a positive and fulfilling work environment, some workers may choose to leave anyway. If so, conduct an exit interview with them.
Find out why they are choosing to leave. Perhaps they got a better job offer, or maybe their relationships with colleagues were becoming strained. Maybe they don't enjoy their work, or the compensation isn't satisfactory. Understanding and addressing these issues will help you to curtail turnover in the future.
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