27 Aug How to Retain Your Best Employees
When you have a passionate, hardworking employee on your team, of course you want to keep them around! With these three tips, learn how to create a supportive, high-quality workplace environment that ensures your top employees stay with your company for years to come.
Provide great management
If an employee is satisfied with the management and supervision they receive at work, they will be more likely to stay with your company. If there are issues with the management at your company, it can create a stressful, unfulfilling, or even unhappy environment for all employees. To retain your top employees, be sure to showcase your own great management skills. This includes things like communicating your expectations, providing clarity on topics like earning potential, and giving feedback as required. Unsatisfactory management, like managers who skimp on performance reviews or fail to show up for meetings, will lead to unhappy employees who might start looking for other opportunities where they’ll receive better treatment.
Give great employees opportunity to learn and grow
To retain great employees, give them opportunities to grow, learn, and expand their specific skillset. Make sure they feel challenged by their work, or else they might feel like they’ve reached a plateau stage where they cannot learn anything new from their current position. You can do this by giving them the chance to work on something outside their usual tasks, offering the opportunity to attend a seminar or online class to further build their skills, or give them tasks that allow them to really showcase what they’re good at. This will keep them engaged and challenged at work, and shows that you appreciate their skills.
Make them feel appreciated
When you have a great employee, let them know! Have regular check-ins or performance reviews where you can let them know you appreciate their hard work, but also take any chance you see to give them some spontaneous praise. This lets your employees know that you’re noticing their good work, even if it’s something small like a great presentation or an organized report. For your best employees, monetary rewards, like a bonus or pay raise, is another way to ensure that they’ll stay with your company, or you can tie rewards to specific achievements or accomplishments. This ensures that your top-performing employees will be rewarded for meeting their goals, and could also encourage other employees to step up. Small gifts, like a personalized coffee mug or a gift card to a local restaurant, can also be great for boosting morale and making your employees feel supported, acknowledged, and appreciated.
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