Turnover can be a massive problem for companies in the US. After a challenging year, we may be seeing more employees decide they want a career change. So how do you retain your top talent and attract new potential candidates to your positions? Without addressing issues that are commonly reported as reasons for leaving, you may never be able to find a balance. Here are a few things you can do starting today to retain and attract talent to your company.
Flexible Schedules and Remote Opportunities
While many companies switched to an all-remote workplace last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some are considering how they can bring employees back to the office. However, now employees have seen how much flexibility they can have, and not all are likely to want to return. You have proven it’s possible, so give employees choices about how and where they want to work.
Most people don’t quit jobs; they quit bosses. And usually, that comes down to a lack of open and honest communication. Improving communication doesn’t necessarily mean having more meetings, but you should find ways to be more accessible for your team members. This could mean an open door policy, access to messaging and responding to employees’ concerns quickly.
Improve the Candidate Experience and Onboarding
Every step of the process will inform people’s perceptions of what it’s like to work with you. You have to start with the application to make sure everyone has a good experience. Make your online application is easy to complete. Maintain good communication, even with candidates who did not get the job. And focus on a good onboarding program to ensure your new employees feel comfortable and prepared on the job.
Provide Career Development
As soon as an employee feels like they’re stagnant in their career, they will begin to look elsewhere for more stimulation. If you want to retain top talent, you need to make your company the solution, not the problem. Give your employees a way to advance their careers, learn new skills, and feel appreciated for their contributions.
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