Seeing a star employee leave your company is a tragedy, not only because you are losing a trusted colleague. When you lose them, it can setback your team by creating strain on existing employees who have to complete extra work until you can fill the role. In addition, it could make a cascading fallout where other valued employees consider leaving. In these moments, stress levels are high, and everyone feels uncertain about what the future holds.
So how do you go about retaining these employees?
- Onboarding and orientation: First, you must set new employees up for success from the start. In the first few weeks at a new company, employees form strong opinions about their fit within your company. It’s critical that the training and support provided from the start help the employee recognize the value they bring to your team. Additionally, NTG Staffing can assist your business in the onboarding process by providing background checks, payroll assistance, and benefits so that you can focus on preparing your new employee to be the next star.
- Educate Managers: Often, the saying “people don’t quit their jobs; they quit their managers” rings true. Managers need to create connections with each member of their team that allows them to feel valued and part of a collective unit. Listening to employees’ concerns or explaining the rationale behind waiting to address a particular matter can boost team morale and performance. Employees want to be respected and appreciated, and by doing so, positive workplace culture will follow that will help make top performers want to stay.
- Training and Development: Investing in your workers’ professional development creates a relationship of trust between the employer and employee and motivates employees to seek areas of growth. Upskilling is more important today than ever due to technological innovations rapidly changing the skills and knowledge required to perform all jobs. Additionally, providing continuous feedback to employees can help them visualize their future within your company. Providing them with opportunities to grow and correcting bad habits early on will pay dividends in the future.
Unfortunately, employee turnover is just a fact of business. Luckily, NTG Staffing is here by your side to help you find your next bright candidate. Whether utilizing temporary-to-hire services to evaluate whether an employee fits your team or using our services to hire a full-time employee immediately, we are here to help.
Reach out to us if you’re interested in hiring a staffing agency to help flip that high turnover rate and get you the best team possible.