7 ways to retain your employees

Finding talent is important for the progression and succession of your business but retention of your prized and valuable employees is the biggest mission given to the managers.

Hiring new employees every time the old ones leave is a costly and arduous job. This includes not only making candidates go through the process of screening but also training. Training employees to adjust to the company culture takes 2-5 months depending on the job. After training, if the employee leaves the company after a few months, then the struggle of the managers to find the best fit starts again.

Retaining employees for a long time is also important for the company since it contributes to progress, satisfied workers, effective planning, and consumer loyalty in the long run. No matter how hard the company tries with the planning and creation process, the change in the employee will lead to some changes in the service and product style. To ensure that the same quality is retained, retaining employees is parallel.   

To avoid such hassle, managers should focus greatly on ensuring that the employees are working comfortably at their workplace and their needs are met. To retain employees, managers can follow some of the tips given below.

1. Proper compensation:

While hiring an employee, you should make sure that you are properly compensating them for their talents and skills. If the employee feels he is working more than he is being paid, he will look for other places. Paying the employees properly and giving them occasional bonuses will keep them working for your company.

2. Open communication:

Communication is the key to all issues in any organization or working group. Managers should hold team meetings and allow them to voice their opinions on different matters. Managers should also be open to any suggestions or complaints coming from their employees. 

3. Provide new growth opportunities:

Employees are always eager to work on projects that will help them increase their skills and grow as a person. That is why managers should give them projects that will challenge them and make them learn new things. Doing the same things all the time bores the employees and makes them go to new places to explore new places, a situation we want to avoid at all costs. 

4. Allow them to make decisions: 

Micro-management is the number one reason why employees leave their jobs. Being supervised by little things makes them feel suffocated and unable to work at their full potential. If such management occurs at your company, you might want to change that since your employees are suffering and planning on leaving you for a place that will value their voice and appreciate their decision-making abilities. 

5. Working Flexibility:

Employees want freedom and the satisfaction of being believed in their choices. For this, they should be given working flexibility. Nowadays, working from home is an emerging trend and many companies have seen a rise in productivity while giving them working flexibility. So, if your operations allow, give your employees a monthly or weekly target and let them progress with their work at their own pace. 

6. Equal treatment:

The preferential treatment hurts fellow employees. If the employees know that no matter how hard they try, there is the manager’s favorite who will get the promotion or benefits, then they will look for other places where they are appreciated. Making friends with employees is fine for managers, but giving one person favoritism will not do them any good.  

7. Keep on motivating them with small perks:

Small perks like an admirable title, a company dinner, small bonuses, a vacation off, etc., will motivate your employees to work better and boost confidence. It will also relax their minds and work again with new vigor and zeal. Companies that don’t appreciate the efforts of their employees don’t go a long way.

In other words, considering your employees as friends and fellows and letting them work freely will boost their confidence, make them loyal to your company and allow them to work for you for a long time.