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Tips to retain employees

Posted on June 11th, 2013 Read time: 1 minutes

A major concern among human resources services professionals is employee retention. Whether they are temporary workers or permanent hires, it is important to keep good employees at a company. Below is a list of tips to engage a workforce and make workers happy to stay:

  • Allow staff to work from home, if possible. Something as simple as the option to work remotely can excite employees and entice them to stay.
  • Use what Managing Your HR calls "shiny hooks." These are non-standard perks that companies can offer to attract and retain employees, such as allowing dogs at work or setting aside a quiet room for meditation and naps.
  • Ensure that employee benefits management runs smoothly. According to a survey of professionals done by staffing firm Accountemp​s, workers cite good benefits as an essential part of their job satisfaction.
  • Make employees aware of how their work benefits the company. People want meaningful work, and providing it can be as easy as letting them know how their work furthers the organization's goals.

When an employer uses these tips, its top talent is more likely to stay. Engaged, happy staff can influence the entire tone of a workplace, which is great news for company morale.

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