Whether an employee has been with your business for 10 years or 10 months, if they’re valuable to your team you’re going to want them to stick around. Now is the time to ensure your team is happy and satisfied with their jobs so they stay for the long haul. 

Take these strategies into consideration to help improve your business’ employee retention rates: 

Build Engagement

Disengaged employees are much more likely to leave their workplace versus engaged employees. Build engagement from day one and ensure that your employees are happy, comfortable and able to learn in their role. Create an open conversation about employee engagement and ask your team how they’re feeling. 

Pay attention to misalignments in experience, culture, or team-bonding. From there, make it a priority to fix any issues that arise. 

Give Recognition and Feedback

Always make it your mission to give recognition and feedback to your team members. Employees want to know how they’re doing, and they want to hear it from their superior. Build a culture that lets individuals feel valued and appreciated for their efforts. Creating an environment with recognition at the forefront can go a long way to help your employees feel heard. 

Streamline Your Hiring Process

By partnering with a staffing agency like ETS, you’ll streamline your hiring processes to ensure you get the most qualified candidates for your open positions. This will result in an overall increase in long-term employee retention rates. 

And, as an added bonus – you’ll have the extra free time to really focus on your current employees and their job satisfaction. This will give you the ability to create an environment where your team can thrive. 

Offer Competitive Perks & Compensation

Want your employees to stay for the long haul? Invest in them. Offer competitive perks and compensation packages that will be enticing from day one. In today’s market, pay is an essential factor to job seekers, and it’s one of the main reasons they turn down jobs or leave their current ones. 

Reward your employees appropriately for their hard work, and give them the perks they deserve. Even if you can’t provide competitive pay rates, consider improving health care offerings or adding more days of PTO to boost job satisfaction in your workplace. 

Emphasize Communication

As an employer, it’s your responsibility to promote all facets of honest communication in the workplace. Emphasize the importance of positive communication and make sure you’re having open conversations with your team on a regular basis. Ask them for feedback on their workload, job satisfaction, position, future goals, and anything else that will help you better understand how they’re doing and where they want to be. 

Leverage these tips to lower your employee turnover rate. As an employer, it’s your responsibility to ensure your employees feel happy, safe and satisfied with their position and the work environment you provide. 

Partner with ETS and we’ll find you top level talent for your hard-to-fill Administrative, Industrial & Professional roles. Our recruiters will work diligently to understand all aspects of your business and deliver a deep pool of candidates with diverse skill-sets and backgrounds. Request talent now or live chat with us to learn more today.