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Hang On To Your Talent

December 22nd, 2015 by Alison McKinney

employeeWith the New Year almost in sight, there’s a good chance that some of your people are considering employment elsewhere.

The development, growth and long-term success of your organisation relies heavily on your best people. When your organisation is able to retain valuable talent for long periods of time, there is a substantial reduction in time-consuming tasks of having to find, attract, recruit and train up new talent. Here, we offer up a few tips to help you avoid these costly and time-consuming problems.

Provide an attractive remuneration package

Whilst not everyone is motivated by pay and benefits, it is still an important part of retention to make sure your people are not only being paid competitively for their skills but also for parity with the market and internal equity.

Include them in decisions

People like to be listened to and feel they have contributed to decisions made in the workplace, especially if it affects them directly. Provide a platform so that your top talent can contribute towards workplace solutions.

Avoid micromanagement

Being given empowerment and autonomy allows your people to feel that they are in charge, not only in their day to day tasks but also in their own path forward.

Offer flexible work hours

With work / life balance becoming more and more important these days, offering flexible working hours can be key in hiring and retaining top talent.

Invest in training

Providing the tools and training to get work done is an essential aspect to hanging on to talent. Staff look for positions which afford them the best opportunities to learn, enhance their skills and gain exposure to the best jobs in the market.

The Survey Initiative team are experts in the field of employee research. If you would like to know more about how we can help your organisation with employee engagement, then call us on +44 (0)1255 850051 or visit our website.

Written by Alison McKinney
Alison McKinney is the Project and Quality Assurance Manager at The Survey Initiative, a dedicated employee research organisation devoted to helping its clients gain insight and understanding into what drives employee engagement in their business. Alison has extensive experience in project management and quality assurance and has recently worked on projects for clients as diverse as: WSP Middle East. Natural History Museum, Peverel, Marine Stewardship Council, Accor UK &Ireland and Thompsons Solicitors. Visit http://www.surveyinitiative.co.uk for more information.

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