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Having trouble retaining your top talent?

Eastridge Blog posted by Cynthia Contreras on

Your company cannot afford to lose its most talented staff members if you want to remain competitive. Unfortunately, if you are having trouble keeping industry leaders employed at your organization, your business is at risk.

The good news is, if you're seeing a talent exodus at your business, there are steps you can take to stop this brain drain and keep your most skilled workers happy and employed. A few of the steps you should consider taking to retain your top talent include the following:

  • Improve employee engagement: Employees who feel they are part of a team and working towards a common goal are far less likely to leave. Make sure staff members communicate with each other and employees understand their purpose and have the freedom to pursue meaningful work.

  • Provide a good work/life balance: If your company can offer flexible hours or other workplace perks and benefits that allow people to have a life outside of work, talented staff members are far less likely to become frustrated and leave your organization. Anything you can do to help make people's family and professional lives meld more easily is going to win you big points with staff and encourage loyalty.

  • Offer regular feedback: It can be frustrating to try to get through the workday and not know if you're doing what is expected of you. Talented professionals also want feedback to help them grow and improve. You should put a system in place to provide regular feedback, so employees understand the contributions they are expected to make and feel valued when they do their jobs well.

  • Invest in tools and technology your staff needs: Don't make life harder for workers by forcing them to do their jobs using outdated or inefficient technology or systems. If you make doing a job easy by providing the right tools, talented staff members are more likely to stick around.

  • Provide opportunities for advancement: Most people who are good at what they do are looking for opportunities to advance in their careers. If you are seeing a lot of your top talent leaving for competitors, consider whether you are providing a path for professional development. If not, consider creating such a path.

Eastridge Workforce Solutions can help you hire very talented people within your industry who will thrive at your organization. To find out more about how our staffing professionals can help your company hire the best and build a talented team, give us a call today.

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