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Why Your Staff Are Leaving – And How You Can Stop It

Why Your Staff Are Leaving – And How You Can Stop It

When your staff are leaving your business in droves, you need to do all that you can to ensure that you are on top of why they are leaving. High turnover industries are used to people working for short times before leaving them, but if your business isn’t in one of those industries you need to work to keep your talent where it is!

High turnover can be damaging for your business, especially if yours is a customer facing one. If you’re not doing what you can about performance management, and you’re not training your staff, you’re going to end up with a very empty business very quickly. Increased absence is going to be the result of not taking notice of the people working for you, and whether you are dealing with changes in attire or changes in the way you are communicating with your staff, you have to do better. You need to work on retaining the people that are putting the effort into working for your business. It’s in your management and the way that you treat people that will encourage your staff to leave, so you need to work on retention as much as possible. Below, we’ve got some tips to help you do just that.

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  1. Make sure that employees feel valued. When you pay close attention to the performance of your employees, you are going to help them grow in their careers. Acknowledge how they contribute and make it known that you can see your staff for the excellent people they are. People need to feel valued – goodness knows you do, too! You need to be told when you do things well, so you have to ensure that your employees get the same level of care. Individual employee recognition is as important as group announcements to let the whole of your staff know when they are doing well. 
  2. Plan your employees’ future with them. If you know what you want from the people you hire, you can ensure that they have good prospects for long-term career growth and that they are happy in their roles at the same time. Ensuring that the top performers are growing well in your organization is important, and this will help them to feel valued in their roles. You could create extra career development plans and put these in place for your staff to work on.
  3. Make sure that you are proactive with your staff. Are you asking your employees if they’re feeling good? Are you talking to people about their health and wellbeing? You have to be on top of your staff and how they feel, as if you’re not okay with talking to your staff, you’re going to struggle to keep their interest. 

You don’t have to have a high retention business, and all you have to do is to look after your staff to avoid them leaving. So, start by identifying what you’re doing wrong, and start making it right. You can gain better loyalty in no time.

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