If you think your job's done once you've attracted key employees to your workplace, you're wrong. Attracting and retaining employees goes hand in hand.
But how do you do this?
Here's how to attract and retain employees
According to the Practical Guide to Human Resources Management, if you provide the following you'll be sure to attract and retain key staff:
Don't make the mistake of believing what attracts one employee is the standard for what attracts all employees.
Some employees don't want a career-path and aren't excited about new technology, while others are very ambitious and won't work for a company that doesn't have the latest cutting-edge equipment.
That's why it's important to audit your own environment regularly. Have a retention questionnaire where you ask your employees what attracted them and what will make them stay.
If you find that the work environment is no longer happy, make sure you find out the cause of the unhappiness. You must do this regularly and not as a once-off exercise. After all, things change all the time in the workplace.