Employee retention has been at the top of HR conversations throughout 2020. Now that we’re moving into the new year, it’s important to take a step back and look at the changes that happened in your workplace and how to refocus on retaining top talent. If you want to keep your team happy and engaged, there are a few things you can do to increase loyalty and provide career enrichment. Let’s take a look at 5 things you can add to your recruiting and retention programs.
Most companies expected a transition to remote work to be more gradual. But when the pandemic spread around the globe, many employers were forced to make the change quickly. Today, top talent wants employers to take health and safety into account while making their hiring plans. Retooling your remote work policies and shifting to a results-based workplace can motivate your team to perform at the top of their game.
With remote work comes remote communication. Now that your team isn’t in the office all day, every day, you have to be a little more proactive in the communication department. Virtual meetings should be short and productive. Collaborative tools, like Slack or Asana, can help keep your employees on the same page. And know that communication needs to go both ways. Give positive feedback along with constructive criticism and encourage your employees to give their feedback to management.
The hiring process isn’t the only way to ensure you retain top talent. You also need to focus on their first days, weeks, or months. Onboarding for the remote employee will look very different from on-site teams, but it’s still critical. This isn’t just about on-the-job training but also integrating your new employees into your work culture, even when everyone is working from home.
Access to Technology
Whether your team is in-house or working from home, they need to have access to the right tools to do their job. That may mean an issued computer or laptop. It also means access to tech like a VPN, if they’re working from home, and passwords for tools your organization uses such as Zoom or Asana. If you’re not able to provide this level of access, they are likely to seek another position that will.
Today’s job seekers, especially Millennials and GenZ, want to know their company has their back. They want continued education and career development. They may not want to work with an employer who doesn’t care about their future goals. They want to expand their horizons and will find an employer who gives them this opportunity if it isn’t you.
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