The Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey in 2015 found that “voluntary quits” are far outpacing layoffs. These voluntary quits take up 58 percent of those leaving jobs, while 35 percent are being laid off—and these numbers have been nearly identical for 5 years. With that said, it’s clearly time to make necessary efforts to retain your talented employees if you haven’t already. Here are some keys for retaining employees in your organization.
Offer work-from-home options to your employees.
According to data found by Intuit, 79 percent of full-time workers want to work from home at least part of the time. Employees will appreciate the opportunity to work from a new location to break up the rigid 9 to 5 schedule.
Pursue great company culture.
For the time employees do spend in the office, that time should be enjoyable. Incorporate meaningful, fun, and team-building activities to retain employees and keep them engaged.
Equip your team with the necessary tools for easy, effective communication
Communication and collaboration should be fun, not frustrating. A main focus of every organization should be working on upgrading technology-based communication methods so employees aren’t scared away from participating because of a frustrating communication process.
Enforce a purpose your team can rally behind.
Finding meaning and passion in their work will make it easier for employees to work hard and stay loyal to an organization. Director of training and national head coach of Fitwall Clifton Harski says “People’s self-worth is often derived from the importance of what they do for a living, and the ability to positively affect others is hugely important and rewarding.”
Demonstrate that work is a part of your life, but not your entire life.
Employees should understand that their company values them and wants them to be happy in all aspects of their lives, even if that means letting them take a break from work on nights and weekends. Quality of work is better than quantity.
Talented employees are the life force of your organization. Retaining employees is the key to creating a stable, successful work environment that is welcoming to both new talent and new customers.
Talexes has solutions that can help you retain your top performers. Contact us today for more information!