Employment Edge
Employment Edge

Boosting employee retention

A recent survey by Salary.com shows that 83 percent of those surveyed plan to look for a new job during 2014. With turnover rates climbing, what can employers do to improve retention?

The U.S. Department of Labor offers these suggestions:

  • Provide employees development opportunities and regular feedback
  • Allow flexible work schedules to help employees achieve work-life balance
  • Let employees contribute directly and be recognized for their efforts
  • Provide good pay and opportunities for raises along with benefits tailored to employees’ needs
  • Spend time and effort on recruitment and hiring
  • Develop solid orientation and onboarding practices
  • Put effort into performance evaluation so that employees know what they’re doing well and where they need to improve
  • Develop effective communication policies so that employees understand how the organization is doing and how their efforts can help

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