Frequent turnover is an expense no business can afford. In most cases, high turnover results from unhappy or unfulfilled employees. Some workers might be discouraged by low pay or long hours, but many will blame their discontent on a negative or stressful work environment. Managers and department heads can sometimes be intimidated by the idea of modifying policies and procedures to help reduce turnover. They think the process may be too expensive or time-consuming. However, the staffing professionals at High Profile Staffing have come up with a list of cost-effective and time-efficient ways to reverse high turnover.
Provide consistent feedback
Employees flourish best when they understand your expectations and have a steady stream of feedback. Your staff will really thrive when they feel appreciated and valuable to the company. That’s why it’s important for supervisors to bookend negative feedback with praise. Make sure all of the feedback is useful and directive, aimed at improving performance and rooted in personal interest.
Recognize their efforts
Really inspire and empower your staff by starting an employee recognition program. By recognizing their achievements in a formal or informal fashion, your employees’ motivation will skyrocket and fuel their drive for success, both for themselves and the company. Even your temporary and contract workers will develop a strong sense of loyalty when they’re recognized for a job well done.
Allow for flexibility
Create a workplace that gives your workers the freedom they need to be the best employee they can be. Offering a variety of shifts and access to technology can give your employees the flexibility they need to be productive, confident and satisfied. Adjust your thinking so that you put the person first, not the position. It doesn’t take much more than a shift in your perspective on the traditional workday to reduce turnover.
Step back and let your employees take control over their own specific projects. Some employees tend to feel stifled and suppressed by micromanagers, while others prefer to be given direct orders. Give your strongest employees more say over their day-to-day activities and even more responsibility in the company. For the others, provide as much support as you can, and even enlist peer mentorship programs. This will keep them from searching for more suited job opportunities elsewhere.
Turnover can be an enormous expense for companies big and small. Fortunately, it’s also one expense that can be preventable. When companies come to High Profile Staffing with turnover issues, we custom tailor solutions that fit their needs. Our recruiters can connect your company with highly trained and advanced employees, ready to get to work right away. Contact us today for all your contract, contract-to-hire and permanent needs.