It's cheaper to keep your employees than to lose them.
Here are three ways losing an employee will affect your business:
Basically, it's crucial that you create a good retention culture in your business.
But how do you do this?
Use these four methods to create a good employee retention culture…
#1: Create great leadership and an open corporate culture
Leadership is an extremely important aspect of a good retention strategy. If your staff doesn't respect your management team and your corporate culture is rotten from the top, they'll never respect each other and will follow the poor example set by management.
So let your staff raise issues of concern. This is vital to ensure your company doesn't become a negative and toxic environment.
Good whistle-blowing policies can create an open culture, as your employees will feel they can talk about any problems.
#2: Get your employees talking about your company brand
Whatever attracted your employees to your company in the first place is often what keeps them, says the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management.
You probably spend a lot of money developing your brands for the marketplace, but internal branding should be where you start. Your employees can often be walking, talking advertisements for your company.
Remember that pride is a commitment driver.
#3: Set clear expectations for your staff
Most employees like to know what's expected of them. Very few employees are able to create their own job specs and even those employees require information about what the company wants them to do.
The reality is that most companies don't give enough company information during the interview and leave it up to employees to find out for themselves what the company stands for and why they're being hired.
Don't make the same mistake. You should create expectations in the interviewing phase when you're recruiting.
#4: Show your employees respect
Basic respect is one of the key issues to establish an environment conducive to employees wanting to stay.
The Practical Guide to Human Resources Management recommends you use these four ways to create respect:
Remember, it's cheaper to keep your employees than to lose them. So be sure to use these methods to retain your staff.