Leaders Want to Retain Your Best Employees
How do you engage and retain your best employees? Smart leaders do what it takes to get their highest performing employees — especially notoriously job-hopping millennials — to stay engaged and on the job.
Common Sense Prevails for Decreasing Employee Attrition
It’s really not so hard, say employee engagement training and management development experts, to figure out what people want from their work. Just start by thinking of what would satisfy you and what you would need to keep engaged. Then use data from employee engagement surveys and organizational culture assessments to determine what matters most for your specific talent strategy and unique corporate culture.
Four Ways to Retain Your Best Employees
If you want to retain your best employees, our employee engagement research tells us that most employees want four things:
You will know you are on the right track when your employees feel their individual objectives, their team’s objectives and the rewards on offer for meeting those objectives are meaningful to them and their team.
You will know your leaders are on the right track when they consistently make investments to make their people more successful, value people as their most important resource, recognize and reward people who contribute to the organization’s success, and are committed to making it a great place to work.
Make sure that your employees have the resources and support they need to adequately manage work life balance, get help from their team when workloads are heavy, and know how to identify and manage stress.
The Bottom Line
To engage and retain your high performers figure out what your best employees want from their work. Start with the common sense basics listed above and then take employee engagement actions based upon data from a proven employee engagement survey to determine what else matters most to support your specific talent strategy and unique corporate culture.
To learn more about how to engage and retain your best employees, download The Only 16-Step Employee Retention Strategy You Need
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