Employee Retention a way out to Breakthrough Business
Millions of start-ups launch themselves, but we see few flourishes. Why? Let’s peek inside. When you are starting up your first focus is to deliver the best product to your customers. Slowly you realise to achieve this you need manpower; hence you hire. Now, when you hire, there is a budget, and you start with a few talented people. After many trials and errors, the business does well in the market. As an owner, it’s an achievement to see the dream rolling. Here comes the balance we need to proceed further. A leadership quality with long-term vision is demanded at this juncture of a business, where everything will take a leap higher.
Business is the motivation of all businessmen. But for employees, it’s the environment, work culture, behavior, benefits, career growth so on and so forth that matters. Your employees are customers who are convinced with the product and are ready to give their half-life of a day to you. So, let’s make it worthwhile.
Employees & Customers are equally important:
Why Employee retention? In the business, there will be an account manager who will always give an overview of the money incoming. Money must be wisely strategized to retain employees. We as a hiring platform often observed employers are not ready to pay high but rather hire 2 employees on the same salary. There are businesses that think training new people save cost. If they notice keenly, they lose out on time, energy, and a lot of money at the end of the year. Businessmen with perception will realise employees and customers are equally important. You must retain employees to retain customers. The growing venture cannot afford the gap of employees and meanwhile losing customers.
How to Stop Negative Employee Turnover:
Inclusion will resolve this issue. The first thing after joining, employees observe is the work ambiance, leadership approach, and clear vision of the company. The foremost thing is that casual conversations are vital. In those conversations among your colleagues, what comes out is the employee experience of the company. If 65% of employees in the respective company are 2+ years old with the aim to contribute more to the same company that means it is really doing well both ways. Hence, each employee working with you is an asset. Understanding their skills, giving them the vision of work, plus benefiting them with appreciation according to their current market value is crucial.
Things you bring out to retain employees:
Healthy discussion among employers and employees is rare and must happen often. Employees should have 1 on 1 with the lead to personalise where they are as a business in the market. Employers should take opinions on different matters from different genres of people working. We never know who is good at what until we experience their answers. Our experience in the hiring field tells us how employees love when they are heard, recognised, and appreciated. Employee retention starts from the onboarding process. Make this initial process smooth, homely, and enlightening with a perception of the work they are about to start with. The flexibility of the workplace is something every employee looks forward to. Quality of work can be delivered from anywhere. The balance between office and anywhere is a motivating point. Encourage two-way feedback among your teammates. Courage to admit your flaws help others to open up. Once they open up it’s easy to cultivate productive feedback.
Steps you follow and Result:
Catch hold of the data analyst and ask them to analyse the data of employees leaving. Study the exit interviews, and the reasons they chose to leave. You’ll get vital leads from here to improve retention. Existing employees’ market value must be analysed and offered quarterly appreciation. Give employees the perks of holidays. There are companies who offer 4 additional holidays for a month’s hard work. This gives them hope for a long holiday that will contribute to their work-life balance. Employees’ health first, above work. Only when they are healthy, the work contribution will be more than demanded. Work culture should naturally make them work at any time at their wish. Conduct sessions or seminars for leaders to enhance their communication and leadership skill sets. Likable leaders make tough work fun to do. Employees look forward to solving issues under them. Company growth should be visible to everyone with transparency. Simple steps bring worthwhile results that grow your company, in the long run, supporting your growing business.
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