Employee retention is a constant struggle that many companies deal with all the time. If yours is in the same boat, you may find yourself wondering how to keep your best employees from leaving. Often, the solution isn’t simply paying them more, as there are other considerations you need to take into account. Here are some of the best ways to keep your best employees from leaving.
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Clear upwards mobility
Does your company have a clear path for employees to get promoted? Employees value options, and in this case it’s in-company mobility. They don’t want to feel like they have to stay in one place forever. They also want to know their efforts may lead them to a greater presence within a company. Providing a clear path to promotions may help your employees aspire to new things in their overall career.
Employees want to feel recognized when they are doing a good job. Companies lose top talent when a job well done isn’t properly addressed. A simple “Good job!” here and there is a great start. However, you can take this a step further by giving your top performers awards & announcing them company-wide. Awards or gifts tied to performance creates an incentive for other employees to improve, but the main focus should be highlighting the good job singular employees are doing.
Often, company leadership appears to be more unapproachable than they ought to be. Employees like to have their concerns heard and addressed. Approachable bosses extend a helping hand or a listening ear to employees when they think something is wrong or something can be improved. In order to keep your best employees from searching for better leadership elsewhere, you and your managers should be open to listening to employee concerns at any time.
In cases where the worksite conditions are particularly harsh, whether in terms of weather/temperature or natural dangers of the work, you should work to solve critical issues that may arise in this area. Show your employees that you take their safety and well-being very seriously by ensuring that all equipment and safety procedures are up to standard and follow OSHA guidelines. A worksite that involves extreme temperatures, whether hot or cold, should be handled with care. Proper ventilation and cooling/heating of a warehouse means the employees stay temperate and healthy, and their work can continue uninterrupted.
Now that you’re ready to keep your best employees from leaving, Tempstar can help you staff your open positions and provide you with more top talent. Contact us today to learn more!