They are the most valuable asset in any business. So think of how to retain your best staff instead of chasing the digits in the corporate outstanding accomplishment.
As a matter of fact, it is not difficult to retain your staff as long as you are willing to pay efforts in keeping them around you. After all they are the ones to earn money for you and help with the growth of your business. Below are some tips for you to retain your staff
1. Address staff’s needs:
In order to enhance working efficiency, staff must have the pre- or on-job training, sufficient time to finish the work as well as the right tools which can help them to achieve the target.
2. Accept staff’s opinion:
These can be fall into different categories such as working condition, process or even about benefits. The underlying principal is to make them feel that they are valued and respected, and that their contribution to the company is appreciated.
3. Group activities with staff outside office hour:
These activities can be as simply and casual as picnic or hiking in weekends. Or it could be as big and formal as annual dinner for all staff in the organization. The point is to create chances for staffs in all levels to do something relax together other than working.
4. Provide opportunities for staff to grow and develop:
It is important for staff to realize that they are valued not as working machines for the company. Instead, the company shows care for the growth and development of staff as a person.
5. Communicate with staff about the situation and prospect of the company:
Regular meeting of staff and reveal the situation and prospect of the company to them is important for staff to eliminate any anxiety regarding the company.
The GOLDEN RULE:
Enhance employees’ sense of belonging to the company
The above tips regarding enhancing staff’s sense of belonging are merely the first step. Constant reviewing the strategies you take is the key to success in keeping your staff. How can you earn money without people helping you to earn money? Just think of the trouble you are getting into if your staff quit the job.
“To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup
Vassilios Canellos is a Hospitality Professional Hospitality Professional with more than 20 years of experience in leading service staff, managing teams and ensuring food safety standards, procedures and processes are followed. During this time, he's coached and mentored emerging talents, shared knowledge with several teams and spoken at Hotel industry events.