It takes an incredible amount of time, effort and energy to attract the right talent. Throughout the process, you have undoubtedly reviewed a mountain of resumes and carved out mornings, lunches and evenings to interview candidates. But you’ve done your due diligence and have hired great, new talent ready to contribute to the success of your company and take things to the next level. Don’t, however, make the mistake of thinking your job is over. It isn’t.
Although human resources plays a huge part in maintaining employee satisfaction and implementing retention tactics, some of the most successful strategies for keeping top employees come from management. Managers or other direct reports know their employees best because they work directly with them. Make sure both human resources and management don’t lose sight of how great your employees are and how to reward them for their efforts because if they are that great, it doesn’t matter if they aren’t actively looking for other opportunities, they will be sought out.
There are the usual tactics – fair compensation, better benefits, training – but you might not have the resources to do all that. Here is an article I read recently that does a great job describing how to keep employees happy while not breaking the bank.
‘3 Simple Ways to Make People Happy at Work’
The part of this article that resonated most with me was having a professional development plan. If there’s a plan, goals can be set and eventually attained. To me, there is so much positivity in this one tactic; it would be foolish not to implement it.
What are you doing to keep your employee’s happy?
Posted by katie collins at 1:11 PM in