How to retain employees
There are a number of ways to keep your best people, but there is no silver bullet...
As you think through your own retention strategy, remember the following:
Recognise that employees have lives outside of work — cultivate a deep respect for employees’ time.
When employees leave because of their boss, it rarely comes from personality mismatches; it stems from a lack of confidence.
Counter offers are (an expensive) piece of patchwork; they won’t fix an employee’s fundamental unhappiness.
Building a genuine sense of community is crucial to employee retention. Make sure your hiring process incorporates and heavily weighs cultural fit.
Hashing out a concrete “flexible” policy can improve employee happiness/ retention, but it is also dependent on your companies needs. Make sure you’re being fair across the board.
Good mentorship happens organically, and should be directed by employee interests and growth. It also creates another opportunity for a natural feedback loop you can definitely use.
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