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How do you proactively retain your people?

Encouraging employers to see things from employees’ point of view 

In this article, we discuss the importance of employers considering the
perspective of their employees as we head into month 2 of 2023. This year has seen a
higher than usual number of employees changing jobs, driven by changing
attitudes and expectations in the workplace. Employers may be concerned about
this trend, especially in light of a tight labour market and difficulties with
recruitment, as reported in the CIPD's Good Work Index. 

However, there are steps that employers can take to retain their existing staff and
improve job quality, including promoting good people management practices and
focusing on areas such as wellbeing and work-life balance.

Our top 5 tips for proactive employers looking to improve retention and job
satisfaction among their employees are: 

1. Offer competitive salaries and benefits: Ensuring that employees feel fairly compensated for their work can go a long way in keeping them satisfied and motivated to stay with the company.

2. Foster a positive work culture: A positive work culture that values diversity, inclusion,
and respect can help create a sense of belonging and improve employee

3. Offering opportunities for growth and development is crucial for employee retention.
Employees who feel like they are learning and expanding their skills are more
likely to stay with a company. Employers can invest in employee training and
development programs to help employees build new skills and advance their
careers. Providing a clear line of sight for growth and development can
increase employee engagement and motivation.

4. Encourage work-life balance: Allowing employees to have a healthy work-life balance can help reduce burnout (we will talk about this again) and improve overall job satisfaction. Employers can support this by offering flexible work arrangements and promoting the use of annual leave.

5. Seek employee feedback and address concerns: Regularly soliciting feedback from employees and actively addressing their concerns can help build trust and show that the
company values their input. Employers can use this feedback to make improvements
and create a better work environment for all employees.

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