If there is a war for top talent in the job market, you need to implement employee retention practices to prevent your high-quality workforce from leaving for greener pastures. Branding your business as a leader in its field often requires the help of your employees, so you’ll want to do all that you can to make sure they’re happy, productive people.
Here are three tips to making sure your employees excel from day one.
1.) Invest in workers - There are employment gaps at every company, which may cause some hiring managers to throw new recruits into the lion’s den immediately. However, it’s important that each new hire has time to grow in his or her position. In most instances, it is impossible for workers to know everything about their new positions ahead of time. Therefore, you should invest time and resources in cultivating the raw potential of your employees, so they can make the biggest possible impact at your organization.
2.) Allow employees time to grow - In addition to allowing new hires to shadow senior workers, there should be a trial period to make sure professionals are equipped to handle new tasks. This includes giving lower-level professionals less-sensitive tasks so they can develop better skills in their new positions.
3.) Hold regular meetings - Some business owners consider department meetings a waste of time, but with clear action plans they create opportunities to brainstorm new ideas. Business owners should create a defined agenda that outlines what will be covered in the allotted time and when there will be chances for current professionals to offer their input on corporate development and work-related tasks.
As a business owner, you must treat your employees like your biggest assets, or else they may not be invested in the goals you’re trying to achieve.
Martin Jones is a Social Media Marketing Manager with the corporate Cox Communications social media team where he assists in leading strategy, campaign ideation and marketing execution across each of the company’s social media platforms. Today, over 400k fans engage with Cox Communications content, campaigns and Customer Care on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube. LinkedIn and Google+.