In this time of the “Great Resignation,” it’s important to keep people. Companies are trying harder than ever to find new employees, and more people than ever are actively or passively opening themselves up to other possibilities. This means that companies need to work hard to keep their best employees.
As an executive leadership coach, I help clients keep their best employees and even hire new ones by focusing on four main areas:
Characteristics of a Good Employee
- 1. Passion
- 2. Marketability
- 3. Hard Working
- 4. Modesty
- 5. Confidence
- 6. Detail-Oriented
- 7. Honesty
- 8. Successful History
- 9. Optimism
Good four ways.
- Trust and Respect them. People want to be respected, noticed, and thought of as important. Show your employees every day, in big and small ways, that you care about them and have their backs. Everything you say and do should show your employees how much you care about them.
- Make a plan for training and growth. The best employees want to move up in their careers, and as a leader, it’s part of your job to help them do that without going elsewhere. A good training and professional development programme, as well as a career ladder that keeps people from getting stuck in dead-end jobs, will help your people keep moving forward.
- A trusted, well-paid, advancing employee who is interested in the company and its culture is much less likely to leave for an unknown future. For leaders, this means a more stable and productive team and less time and money spent finding and training new hires. What’s wrong? It doesn’t exist.
- Make a programme for mentoring. Leaders who care about their employees invest in their success. A mentorship programme helps both people who are just starting out in their careers and those who have been in the field for a long time. Everyone involved learns something new and sees things from a different point of view. A mentorship programme builds strong teams and gets people more involved.
- Improve your employee compensation. In the end, the best way to show that you care about your employees is to pay them well and give them good benefits and a lot of freedom. Pay is one of the most important factors in attracting, keeping, motivating, and satisfying employees. If your pay structure isn’t competitive for both new hires and long-term employees, it’s time to make changes.
- Lead from within. Keeping your best employees is one of the best ways to keep your business growing and successful.