Employee turnover

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Happy and engaged employees feel comfortable in their workplace, they can identify with its vision and mission, and feel they can contribute by sharing their own ideas and suggestions. They are well-informed, involved in change and decision-making processes and moreover, they work together efficiently in teams. They are valued, they can grow within the company, and thus, they are more likely to stay loyal to their current employers. Personnel fluctuation (or employee turnover, as we call it) is seldom a problem for companies with satisfied employees.

Employee turnover

Hands on your hearts: who doesn’t long for such employees? Who would not want to work with skilled and committed employees? The fact is that employee turnover is increasing, it is becoming more and more difficult for companies today to retain employees in the long run. Young people want to be flexible; they want a job they enjoy and they want to feel comfortable at their workplace. Commitment, therefore, requires effort from companies. But, hard work does pay off; employees will show commitment, contribute to the company’s success and recommend their employer to others. We have five helpful tips on how you can increase employee satisfaction and thus counter high staff turnover in your company.

Employee turnover – Lesson #1: Getting Employee Feedback Regularly

Ask your employees whether they are satisfied with their working conditions. By doing this, you will show them that the well-being of your employees is important to you. In addition, employee feedback helps you recognize a need for optimization within all departments.

It is important that you regularly request feedback from your employees – your company continues to develop, personal needs change, new technologies are used and new skills are therefore required. Working conditions for employees change continuously – and under certain circumstances this can affect their levels of job satisfaction and increase your employee turnover. If you ignore the dissatisfaction of your employees, they will leave your company sooner rather than later.

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Employee turnover – Lesson #2: Welcome employee ideas

Nobody knows your company as well as your employees do. Use their valuable insights to your advantage! You will only benefit from motivating your employees to share their own ideas at any time. If you collect and implement suggestions from your employees, it shows how important their commitment is for the company. It validates their work and presence.

Your employees notice that they can “make a difference” in the company, and will thus see opportunities for advancement. In doing so, you’ve just become the employer of choice – they found a position from which they can continue to develop whilst remaining loyal to you. This contributes to achieving your main goal: decreasing employee turnover.

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Employee turnover – Lesson #3: Ensuring Efficient Collaboration

Employee teams in your company need to cooperate, and you need to ensure this cooperation is optimized. When team dynamics are good, your employees communicate with each other, work together efficiently, and achieve joint success. This reduce your staff turnover by contributing to a positive and professional working atmosphere and ultimately promotes exactly what you want to achieve: the long-term loyalty of your employees.

Employee turnover – Lesson #4: Appreciate Employees

The more your employees feel valued, the more likely they are to remain with you. Therefore, do not miss any opportunity to praise and acknowledge your employees for their good performance. If you see potential for improvement in the work of your employees, make sure you express your criticism constructively. Only when you give your employees tips on how they can improve can they learn from their mistakes and grow beyond themselves and you will see your employee turnover drop.

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Employee turnover – Lesson #5: Informing and Involving Employees

Well-functioning and early communication within your company contributes to the fact that your employees are well informed and involved in processes in which they can participate. It is essential that you inform your employees about decisions relevant to your company at an early stage. In particular situations – like when undergoing a change in management or a planned job reduction – they should be spoken to immediately. The worst thing you could possibly do is report about changes afterwards, or – for example – have them find out through the media. Dissatisfaction would be inevitable, making your employees more likely to leave.

Do you want to prevent your employees from turning their backs on you? We would be happy to help you make your company an Employer of Choice. How? Through employee feedback that is so appealing to your staff that they will not only be happy to stay, but will also recommend you to others.

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