In the past, an employee would often stay with a business for many years, with some people working in the same place until retirement. Times have now changed and research has suggested that the average person will now change jobs 10 to 15 times throughout their career.
This statistic highlights an issue for employers, so how can they ensure that their top employees don’t move on to pastures new?
Here we explore a number of different ways that you can use to encourage those invaluable employees to remain with your business for the long haul.
Appraisals & feedback workshops
This is a great way to ensure both you (as an employer) and your employees are happy with their job role and responsibilities. This is an ideal time to identify, outline and find resolution for any ongoing issues, but also a great way to praise your employees for their hard work, thereby making them feel valued within your business.
Another great way to receive feedback from employees. Asking for feedback in a face to face environment has the potential to skew some answers, therefore surveys may provide more thorough feedback for improvement considerations.
Skills testing for your employees will allow you to see where their strengths lie, and therefore their responsibilities within your business can reflect this. Research has found that employees who feel their job roles don’t reflect their skill set are more likely to be dissatisfied. This is a significant factor in employees moving on.
Here at Flex, and as part of the wider People Solutions Group family, we are extremely proud of our employee retention rate, and pass the knowledge we have learnt from our many years in business to our clients. This helps ensure that they retain their best employees, those who will enable their businesses to grow and thrive.