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Some of your people who’ve kept their heads low through tough economic times are starting to look up and look around, sensing now might be a good time to check out other opportunities. How can you prevent your “keepers” from flying the coop?
Of course, there’s no sure-fire way to prevent some people from leaving.
Right now, there’s a sense of leverage that employees haven’t felt in a long time.
Some really are ready to go; others might be stretching their legs to see what else is out there.
The Wharton School of Business has compiled 10 key ideas that managers can put to use; the combined effect can boost morale, retention, loyalty — and even increase productivity.
- Seek ways to provide new challenges
- Be sure people are aware of opportunities for advancement and learning available — with their current employer
- Create an atmosphere where everyone feels connected — not “out of the loop”
- Single out people who already are respected as leaders to become your new supervisors and managers
- Consistently recognize accomplishments
- Show people they are valued members of your team/company
- Give people the sense or knowledge that what they’re doing makes a difference
- Remind people of the “perks” in your company’s benefits package
- Pay people who work at the same level the same amount of money, and
- Instill a sense of pride in your company’s mission and values.