How to treat employees properly so they remain with your company.
Any experienced HR professional understands that recruitment and hiring is only half the battle when it comes to building a strong workforce. After on-boarding a new employee, it becomes equally important that we treat them in such a way that they’ll want to stick around for the long haul. This is easier said than done, and it requires preparation, strategy, and practice.
Fundamentally, the secret to building a loyal, dedicated, and harmonious workforce is to develop a strong employee engagement strategy. In other words, it’s crucial that we take action to empower our employees in the present so that we can have a stable workforce to rely on in the future. Here are three powerful tips that can help employers to achieve that goal:
- Make plenty of time for facetime. Committing to providing regular and honest feedback to your employees can have a powerful impact on your professional relationships and your workplace as a whole. By making it a priority to routinely connect with your employees, you’ll start to build a workplace culture that is built around trust, openness, and camaraderie.
- Emphasize the connections between individual projects and long-term company goals. Research has demonstrated that employees (and younger employees in particular) tend to thrive when their work is infused with a sense of meaning. In other words, you can increase your workplace productivity by clearly articulating your brand values, then making sure your employees understand how their individual roles contribute to the missions that drive the company.
- Acknowledge and reward employee achievements. When we make an effort to congratulate an employee for a notable achievement in front of his or her peers, we’re also building a strong sense of community. If, on the other hand, employee achievements go unnoticed or unrecognized, we run the risk of allowing a sense of isolation and resentment to grow in the workplace.
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