Through network connections, eager recruiters and a quick search on Monster.com, it’s easy for staff to learn about job opportunities outside of your company. To ensure your best people feel loyal to your organization and want to stay, it’s essential to engage with them. According to this Fast Company article, there are three ways you can do this:
Create a great employee experience – even when they plan to quit - Instead of feeling paranoid that a staff member could leave at any time, understand that such change is inevitable. Instead, develop influential managers who can impact employees in a positive, meaningful way. People are more willing to stay at organizations where they have developed strong relationships.
Show them a way up – No one wants to stay at a company where they can’t see themselves thriving. If there is a path to growth, you need to show your people that. It doesn’t always have to be a “climb the ladder” promotion, it could mean a move to a different department they’ve shown interest in or an exciting personal development opportunity.
Let them contribute –If your people feel passionate and inspired by their work and those they work with, they won’t wonder what possibilities another company might have for them. Instead, they’ll be focused on investing their time and effort to ensure the work they care about is successful.
How do you create engagement among your staff? Tell us in the comments.