Wednesday, January 11, 2017

How To Retain Employees

Employees want to feel appreciated, wanted and feeling like they contributed and made a difference.  According to studies more than 70% of employees leave their direct managers, not the company.  In order to retain your people there are two key actions you can take. 

Train your people.  People feel valued when you provide training for them.  This investment pays huge dividends as trained employees are much more productive, happier and tend to stay at companies longer.  Provide leadership, management, sales, customer service, negotiation, people skills and other training and you will see the investment pay for itself quickly.  Invest in your people and they will invest in you.

After training them, empower your people to do the job.  People that are empowered feel that they are contributing, growing and making a difference.  This is often worth more than monetary rewards as people like accomplishments and empowerment is key to making this happen.

Want to increase retention?  Make it a goal to train and empower your people.

John Waid


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