If you have found your company has a high turnover rate, you might be wondering what you can do to encourage employees to stick around. According to a recent Digitalist Magazine article, the key might be employee engagement, the feeling of really being connected to the company. Unfortunately, only a small percent of employees worldwide are actively engaged in their workplace. This lack of positive involvement with their workplace leads to a greater employee turnover. Fortunately, there are several ways you can support talent to help them be engaged in the workplace, thereby helping them to feel like they are making a positive difference.
Realize Feedback Goes Both Ways
While the employer or manager often offers feedback on how the employee is doing, both good and bad, sometimes this feedback is not appreciated as much when it comes in the opposite direction. Let your employees know what they are doing right and where they can improve. It is important, though, for the manager to be open to suggestions from the employees as well. While negative feedback should not be done in a mean or angry way, it is important for everyone within the company to know how they can improve. Sometimes, someone else within the company might notice an improvement you may have overlooked.
Let Them Know You Appreciate Them
The employees who work hard every day may begin to feel unappreciated or unimportant if they never receive any sort of thanks. Give people credit for their ideas, particularly when those ideas make a major positive impact on the company. Let the person who is always willing to put in the extra effort to complete a project know that their hard work is appreciated. Those employees who feel appreciated are going to want to work harder and stick around longer.
Help Employees to Grow
Hiring top employees does no good if there is no room for growth within the company. Provide developmental opportunities as well as chances for employees to move up in the company. Let your employees know what they need to do to experience career growth, and provide support so they can become their best self.
Of course, there are many other things you can do to help your employees become more engaged in your company. If you need help finding or retaining employees, contact us.