Not all job candidates are equal, and not all employees are equal. If that was the case, then you’d only hire superstar workers and your profits would be astronomical every year. While that sounds nice, that’s not reality.
For the purposes of this blog post, we’re going to examine the retention end of the personnel spectrum. Below are three ways to increase retention of your best employees:
#1—Hire the right people and challenge them.
This may sound flippant, but it’s 100% true. In many cases, poor retention on the back end is simply the end result of poor hiring on the front end. Legendary NFL football coach Chuck Noll of the Pittsburgh Steelers was never one for giving big motivational speeches. He was once asked about that. His response: “If I have to motivate you, I’ll fire you.”
Noll hired players who were already motivated to achieve great things. When you hire employees who are motivated to also achieve great things, then your biggest problem will NOT be motivating them. Your biggest problem will be properly challenging them.
#2—Be flexible when it comes to their time.
Some companies use rigid and inflexible work schedules in their attempts to ensure that work gets done, projects get completed, and goals are met. The best employees don’t need rigid and inflexible work schedules to ensure they do these things. They are already motivated to do them (see #1).
What they need is the exact opposite: some flexibility in their schedules. Why is that? Because when you offer that flexibility, you are also showing that you trust them to meet their deadlines. Once they recognize that trust, they’ll be even more motivated to excel for the company.
#3—Instill them with confidence.
Instill them with confidence in themselves? They already have confidence. That’s why they’re top employees in the first place. No, your job is to instill them with confidence in the organization and its leaders.
These employees want to feel as though the company knows where it’s going and how it’s going to get there, and they want to know where they fit into the plan. That means not only casting an exciting and enticing vision for the future, but also giving employees the assurance that the vision will be realized.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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