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6 useful tips for retaining employees in 2020

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Many recent studies show that companies are failing to retain their most productive employees and thus need revised strategies for a good retention rate. In many instances, it was found out that those employees who left the company could be saved from leaving. In today’s corporate world, competition is too high and it is too risky to lose highly productive workers.  Here we have some useful tips that companies can use for their good in regard to keeping their employees with them.  

Develop good incentive plans 

Incentives play a huge role in keeping the motivation level of employees high. Companies need to make incentive plans that match the cultural aspect of the employees and incorporate learning and development. The plans should be made following the goals of the company and the current morale of the employees so that maximum results occur. The rewards provided should help with the motivation of the employee as well as the satisfaction level. The more satisfied the employee is, the higher the chances of him/her to remain with the company. With constant changes in the work ethic and corporate ideals nowadays, the incentive plans should be reviewed regularly and must be based on long term impact on the employees. 

Focus on the employee experience 

Small things happening at the workplace add up to form the full employee experience. This is where companies need to shift their focus. For example, your employees could be facing problems in their daily routine. These all could make the employees experience bitter and eventually compel them to leave the company. So do surveys to gauge your employees’ sentiments and complaints and take prompt measures accordingly. 

Management should work on employee engagement 

Management is the backbone of any company. The more efficient the management is the higher chances of a successful business. The management has a key responsibility towards the employees of a company. The higher performance of employees is the result of good management tactics. They are responsible for the good retention rate of the company. Management must prioritize employee engagement to do so. They shall ask the employees for feedback and include them in the bigger goals of the company. This will leave employees feeling important and a sense of belonging. Thus, fewer chances to leave the company. 

Move employees to new roles when they are ready

It is extremely annoying for high-performance employees if they are not promoted well or not on time. They then look elsewhere to get the role that suits their aptitude and performance level. So always keep an outlook on these employees and transit them to new roles as soon as they are ready. Compensate them accordingly and see how it does wonders for you. The employees feel that they are well rewarded for their hard work and are growing in their careers. Thereby, a longer retention period for such firms.  

Give autonomy

One way to empower employees is to give them autonomy or power to make their own decisions. Employees are enthusiastic to take ownership of their work and that sense of purpose that empowers them to another level. They must be allowed to decide how and when they can do their assigned tasks. Once they are empowered their chances to stay with the firm increase. 

Offer learning and training 

Employees are always hungry for learning along with their careers for growth purposes. Offer more training and development programs regularly. This training you provide serves as food for their hunger to become better in their jobs and ultimately regard their company by not leaving it. Employees are interested in developing their skills. Therefore, the companies that work on training their employees can retain a higher number of employees as compared to ones that do not. 

An effective retention policy is all about making the employees feel satisfied and happy in their workplace.Given the current competitive market, companies must invest in their HR department that is most responsible for carrying out strategies for a high retention rate. Incorporate the above-mentioned tips to have a hardworking employee force that is stuck by you till the end. 

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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