Tips for Retaining Talent

When it comes to keeping your business running smoothly and efficiently, looking after your employees is essential. If your employees love what they do, feel appreciated every day and the workplace has a positive culture, they are more likely to stay with your business and contribute to its long-term success. Want to know what you can do to keep your talent happy? Here are some steps to take, based on what job agencies have noticed talented candidates looking for. 

Adapt to Change Positively 

No matter what industry you’re in, you will likely have faced changes or unexpected events that you will have needed to adapt to. No matter how big or small, when changes happen, make sure that your employees are kept in the loop and feel confident that they can keep up. Change can bring about anxiety and confusion, so be sure to keep clear communication with all of your employees. If necessary, provide extra training so that your employees are competent enough to perform any new steps within their role. 

Create a Great Workplace Culture 

A positive workplace culture is one of the most important things that job seekers look for today. Particularly after covid, people want to feel good about coming into the workplace and that both their mental and physical wellbeing benefits from their professional environment. Check out our blog that delves deeper into detail about building a positive workplace culture.

Show Appreciation for Good Work 

When your employees apply themselves every day, they will want to feel as though their work is appreciated. Providing positive feedback and acknowledging good work helps to keep talent engaged and passionate in the long-term. 

Provide Opportunities for Job Growth 

For many hard workers, a workplace that offers career progression is the most desirable place to stay long-term. Support and encourage your talent by providing the foundation for skill building and opportunities to learn something new with regular training. If you can, make projects collaborative across the company so that employees can learn new skills from their colleagues. While training or a skill building activity is taking place, make sure that your talent feels comfortable to ask questions, and give them time to learn at their own pace. 

Conduct a Satisfaction Survey 

To be sure that your employees feel happy in their jobs, simply ask! Send out a satisfaction survey regularly, ideally with the space to make suggestions for improvement and the option to remain anonymous. Read your employees' responses with understanding and make any changes that you can to your workplace to ensure that they feel heard and supported. 

Woods & Co 

Are you in need of passionate, talented employees that want to contribute to a great work culture? We can help you find them. 

At Woods & Co, we take a tailored and personalized approach to understand the values of your business. If you’re looking for committed permanent employees, contact us today to chat about how we can help you find the right people.