Retaining good staff
Recruiting new staff can take a lot of time and money, and therefore it is important that you ensure your company is able to retain staff. Having the ability to retain staff will allow your company to continuously grow and improve.
If you have already spent a lot of time and money recruiting the best talent for your business, it goes without saying that you will want to keep them, and luckily for you today we are here to help. In this blog post we will be providing a range of ways that you can retain your best staff.
Hire the right people
Make sure that you hire the right people from the offset. If you’re failing to hire the right people for the job, the likelihood is they’ll always be on borrowed time. The wrong person in the wrong role will quickly get fed up and decide to move on to something else. Review your hiring procedures and interview techniques and make sure that you are correctly defining the jobs you advertise and asking the right questions.
Support staff straight away
Do not simply sit new employees at their desk and leave them to it. Make sure that they are properly mentored and gradually introduced to all aspects of the business and their new role. Take time to introduce them to their colleagues and establish business norms so that they can make long-lasting relationships. Consider speaking to your existing employees and ask how they found the onboarding process. This might help you to improve your onboarding process for new starters and in turn help you retain staff for longer going forward.
Offer tangible benefits
You can offer your employees significant benefits without having to spend a lot of money, and it will be appreciated. Little things like providing fresh fruit in the kitchen and offering flexible hours can go a long way. You might not have an abundance of spare money for staff rewards, but that doesn’t matter. Focus on the smaller things, it will definitely be noticed and improve workplace morale.
You don’t have to break the bank in order to retain good staff. But you should offer your staff a ‘good’ wage. Keep a close eye on your overheads, by all means, but make sure you pay your employees as much as you can afford to, based on their performance, experience and time with the company. It won’t go unnoticed, and this will also allow you to negate the need for any uncomfortable pay-rise discussions.
Treat employees equally
Although it may seem apparent, a company is much more likely to retain its employees if it considers each employee as an equal part of the team. Unfortunately, favoritism can all too quickly happen in the workplace. And this frequently occurs unintentionally or because of management accidentally spending more time with one employee. You must avoid doing this at all costs and offer reviews with all team members on a regular basis.
These are only some of the ways you can retain your employees too. For further advice or for help with recruiting new staff, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.