Is a high employee turnover rate a problem at your organization? It can be an even more difficult thing to tackle during difficult economic times like those we are going through right now. But there are a few things you can do to engage your employees and retain your best people.
Encourage work-life balance.
A poor work-life balance is one of the leading reasons that employees decide to leave. When employees work long hours and have little time outside of the job to decompress, they start to experience burnout. And that can start to impact their work performance very quickly. So, it’s important to encourage a proper balance and keep an eye out for signs of burnout like poor performance, disengagement, and uncharacteristic behavior.
Offer flexible scheduling.
Flexible scheduling is a great way to help improve that all-important work-life balance. Employees who have some measure of control over their schedules tend to be happier and more loyal to the organization — that means they’re more likely to stick around for the long-term.
Conduct “stay interviews.”
Rather than interviewing only at the beginning of someone’s tenure with your organization, try conducting “stay interviews” throughout their employment. This is a separate thing from a performance review. The point of a stay interview is to allow the employee to raise questions or frustrations about their work and have a meaningful discussion on how to improve any shortcomings.
Provide the opportunity for advancement.
When employees feel they have little room for advancement within an organization, they don’t have much reason to stay. When they feel they can grow with your company, on the other hand, they’re unlikely to seek other employment opportunities. So, make sure motivated employees at your company have a path to advancement.
Show you care.
A thank-you card, a small gift, free coffee and donuts in the break room… Even the simplest things can show your employees that you care. And it doesn’t always have to be something tangible — talking with your employees and asking them work-appropriate questions about their hobbies, interests, and family is a good way to boost morale and demonstrate that you care.
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