There is no mystery or magic when it comes to Employee Retention. There are tried and true ways to keep employees and by minimizing their risk of an uncomfortable work environment, which can typically be the cause of leaving. Employees leave for various reasons, some of which can be controlled and some of which cannot. We want to focus on the items that can be controlled in the workplace to help employers keep the good employees that they’ve worked so hard to find, train, and retain. I’ll give you the first three items we feel are important to employee retention, and then head over to our website to get the last seven!
- Manage With a Clear, Defined Level of Accountability – Understanding risk in the workplace should start at the top and filter through the entire organization. Managers, supervisors, trainers, and department heads should all be trained and acknowledge their involvement in each risk situation.
- Communicate and Manage Clear Policies and Standards – Create an employee handbook to include all policies and standards that might affect risk management. Update the handbook continually as a moving target when policies and procedures change. Update the employees as you update the handbook.
- Engage and Provide a Clear Orientation Procedure – Upon hire, new employees or employees that transfer departments should be trained and guided through all policies and procedures in the employee handbook. Engage in training with all employees, and establish a clear protocol to follow when they are faced with a risk situation.
Keep going, you say? You can keep reading the rest of our thoughts here, or give our office a call at 888-557-1600 to meet with our educated and knowledgeable management team. Meeting with us will allow you to see how Solution Services can do a majority of these items for you, and help your team to become successful with our partnership! Our guidance on risk management (among other things) will free up your time to focus on your business.