Simple Strategies to Improve Workforce/ Employee Retention
This may seem fundamental, but ask yourself (and be honest when you answer!) whether or not you’re being genuine and authentic:
The truth is people don’t quit companies. Typically, they quit poor managers who don’t treat them with respect and are not honest with them. Trust your employees to do their work, give them the tools needed along with deadlines and standards to adhere to and keep them accountable.
Remember, accountability applies to your managers too! When they promise things they can’t deliver, hover and micromanage, they are doing the opposite of keeping people motivated to stay loyal. You hired professionals with skills and knowledge so give them an open door to ask questions and offer guidance if they need it but let them do the work you hired them to do.
Benefits are great and if you can afford to offer them, please do it. A compelling benefits package will only enhance the overall employee experience and give them another reason to stay, but most importantly respecting them and valuing them for their contributions is key to keeping employees happy and fulfilled.
Miriam Dushane, Managing Partner, Alaant Workforce Solutions
Miriam is all in when it comes to doing whatever she can to help the area grow and thrive. She is passionate about the work she does helping talented professionals find the right job opportunity and her work in the community is focused on furthering this area as a center for economic growth and vitality. Miriam likes to garden and take care of her pets and animals. She is a member of an adult only skate group where she roller blades every week. She loves the Mets! And she is completely obsessed with vacuum cleaners; she really likes to vacuum and has 6 right now.