In today’s business environment, the overriding mantra is often, “Do more with less!” That pertains to resources, materials, and even employees.
Unfortunately, it’s human nature to not pay enough attention to your best employees and top performers. Why is that? Because they’re usually self-motivated go-getters who need no prompting or anybody looking over their shoulder.
This gives the manager more flexibility and more freedom to tackle other issues. However, while it makes sense to leave top performers be and let them do their jobs, that philosophy can be harmful if taken too far.
Here’s a reality check: if top employees don’t believe that they’re growing in their current position and working toward something bigger and better, then they’re going to think about leaving. That’s why you absolutely need to know what their professional needs and career goals are.
This may sound a bit simplistic, but the best way to do this is by asking them. You shouldn’t subject them to an intensive, intimidating interrogation, though. Instead, fully engage them and make them feel comfortable enough to broach topics they might not bring up themselves.
In other words, give them the attention they crave and ask the questions that will ultimately help to retain them as employees:
Based upon their answers, formulate a game plan for achieving their objectives while still working for your company. Also plan to meet on a consistent basis going forward to gauge their progress and set additional goals.
Top employees think about their career ambitions all the time. It’s in their nature. So if that’s the case, then it makes sense to give the proper amount of attention to their plans for the future.
If you don’t, then you increase the chances that your company won’t be involved in those plans.
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