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The Importance of Retaining your Employees

The Importance Of Retaining Employees

Many business's know that the most important thing to focus on when it comes to a successful business with a longstanding positive reputation is to retain its employees. Retaining employees for many years however doesn't just happen, employers need to implement effective ways to show their employees appreciation and recognition.​

Here are some simple yet effective measures employers can implement to check in on their employees and retain them for longer.


1. Communicate with employees:

Touch base early and often. Employers who invest time and energy by checking in often will rapidly build trust among employees, leading to increased productivity, output and morale.

2. Give balanced feedback and encourage professional development:

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 in different ways:

Thank employees often for their efforts. Celebrate their birthday or milestones in the business whether it be a team lunch, a small gift or something else they will appreciate. Be respectful of each other's time and above all 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.


A business that puts its people before profits and overall aims to make everyone feel equal and appreciated will see benefits well into their future.