Recruitment volumes are at an all-time high, with most businesses actively recruiting, generating a 'talent war'.
To mitigate the temptation for employees to look elsewhere, it's important that Employers look after their top talent.
What's a key ingredient for reducing employee turnover whilst increasing motivation and productivity? It's ensuring employees are recognised and appreciated for their efforts.
Here are some simple yet effective measures to implement:
1. Communicate with employees
Touch base early and often. Employers who invest time and energy into delivering clear communication lines will rapidly build trust among employees, leading to increased productivity, output and morale.
2. Give balanced feedback and encourage professional development
By doing so enables employees to achieve better workplace alignment and improves employee retention, engagement, motivation and talent attraction.
Offer ways for employees to sharpen their skills and knowledge, such as live webinars, mentoring programs and online courses.
3. Address growth opportunities
Most driven individuals want to move up in the ranks of their organisation. Provide employees with opportunities that include more significant duties. Create a career chart timeline and guide them to help reach their goals.
4. Express gratitude and appreciation
Thank employees often for their efforts.
Celebrate their birthday or milestones in the business whether it be a team lunch, small gift or something else they will appreciate.
Be respectful of each others time.
Work together as a team.
5. Offer flexibility
Many employees are motivated by factors that have a work-life balance, such as flexible work schedules, the freedom to work remotely and participate in social gatherings outside of work.