Employee engagement and retention should be a priority for all employers. With an ever changing job market, staff retention has never been more important. Don’t lose your best talent to competitors. Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative on how to retain your staff.
Consistency & Clarity
You need to make sure your employees know exactly what you expect from them. With a clear job description and training at the start of employment, will create a positive foundation for retention. Of course, every role needs to allow for flexibility to a degree. However if your staff don’t have clear direction and line of communication chances are mistakes will be made.
A great retention strategy is to acknowledge staff achievements. When employees feel valued by their employer it fosters motivation and a positive work place environment. Be sure to only implement a fair strategy that includes all staff members. When staff feel happy they are less likely to look for somewhere else to be. Which means retention will be easier!
Open & Honest Environment
Feedback is very important to both employees and employers. Creating an open and honest workplace environment can allow new ideas or suggestions to be presented. When the time comes that they may need some feedback chances are they will be more receptive.
Progression within a company is highly sought after by candidates. Discussing professional goals can help you understand where they would like to grow. If there is an opportunity to allow for professional development why not do it? By the completion of a course, webinar, attending a conference, training etc. It will not only benefit your employee but the company as well. They will strengthen their skill set and become a stronger member of your team.
With a positive workplace environment and happy staff, you will not only increase productivity but improve staff retention. For effective hiring to support the above methods, The Recruitment Alternative can help you.
We recruit across Australia for roles at all levels. Accounting, Digital Marketing, Administration, Engineering and IT – just to name a few! As a generalist recruitment agency, we offer affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.