How Businesses Can Better Retain Their Employees | Office Evolution

Amid news about “The Great Resignation” and a stronger emphasis on employee satisfaction, it may seem like it is harder than ever for businesses to keep good people around, and in a way, it is. Because of changes to the way we work, employees are able to have their own distinct preferences and desired perks from their job—and because there are so many options out there, many skilled workers can go where they want to have their criteria met.

However, it is still possible for employers to retain employees for the long-haul. Not only is this better for any business’ bottom line, but it is also a great way to keep morale up and preserve the company culture you have worked so hard to build.

While it does take some conscious effort on your business’ part, working to retain talent is a strategy that makes sense.

Tips to Retain Your Business’ Employees

Understand what your staff wants. Before making any amendments to your current operations, it is so important that you take the time to understand what your staff wants from their work setup. Changes will impact employees the most if they speak to their actual needs, instead of being leadership’s best guess at what people want to see.

Offer plenty of options. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to work setups, and depending on parenting needs, life obligations and stress levels, the same employee may have different preferences at different times throughout his or her tenure. Having truly flexibility with remote options, working hours and overall structure is the most important thing for many employees in the workforce today.

Provide autonomy to your staff. Everyone wants to feel like they have autonomy in their life, and work is no different—especially because it consumes a lot of your life throughout the week. This is why trusting your staff and giving them autonomy over where and how they work can make such a difference, as that is a perk that encourages people to continue to thrive.

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