As Georgia’s positive job numbers continue to rise, companies need to begin looking at employee retention strategies.
A significant portion of the workforce has spent the past couple of years acquiescing to pay cuts, frozen wages, increased responsibilities, and longer hours at the office. With layoffs apparently no longer looming around every corner, workers finally appear to be regaining leverage with employers.
U.S. News & World Report just published a blog about what companies should consider doing as part of a plan to stem staff departures amid a strengthening economy.
Here are the six key ideas from the blog:
1. For one thing, as quickly as you can, make meaningful, if small, adjustments to salaries and work schedules. Certainly, opening up lines of communication and holding one-on-one meetings will be helpful to reestablish your company.
2. Remember that pay is always far down the list of reasons why people quit. “Soft” things like respect, culture, and environment all