Employee Retention And How You Can Keep The Top Talent

Starting up your business based on an idea turns what was a dream into a reality. You may have spent endless nights trying to work out the best route to go with your idea. You may have worked tirelessly on your own, building upon your dreams and working hard to make it and become a success. You started at home, and you now have an office or a retail premises in which you work in, and you get to the stage where you have a team around you, just as dedicated and passionate about things as you are.


This is when things can get a little tricky. You have complete control over how you feel, and how you act, but you don’t have the same level nor control over others. You may put in place rules and targets, but whether that person chooses to accept them and to work towards them is entirely down to them. So how do you get the right people? How do you keep the top talent? These tips could prove very useful.

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Employee scheduling and keeping them aware


Employee scheduling is an important element of a team, and this can help people to be aware of not just when they are required to work, but allows them to stick with their schedule themselves. It can prove useful for shifts, as well as keeping them accountable in terms of productivity levels. This link could prove useful to help you find the right level of employee scheduling software to consider. Sometimes this can be the key to keeping things harmonious in the office and your staff members in control.


Communication is key


Communication is such an important element of your working environment, and when it comes to keeping your employees happy, you need to ensure that you do all that you can to keep the lines of communication open when it comes to you and your staff. Communication can help when it comes to keeping employees aware of their targets and performance, but it can also help when it comes to being more aware of their critiques and the things they can improve upon.


Keeping to targets and working with staff to achieve them


In the workplace, especially when you have people in the sales department, then you can struggle to ensure that they do all that they can to achieve the targets that you set. Targets are massively important for you to forecast and predict profitability within your business, and so if this isn’t right, you can run the risk of failing to deliver. However, the best advice is to work with your staff to achieve initial targets, rather than changing them to make things suit you as a business. This keeps morale up and in the long term benefits you as a business.


Flexible working options


Sometimes the standard nine to five, or working every hour God sends is not the ideal situation for some people to work in. It can often mean that as an employer, if you want to keep the right people, that you may need to consider some flexible working options. This could mean things such as flexible hours, or working from home options. This cold help your employers to strike a better work and home life balance, which could improve morale and productivity in their working lives.


Focus on wellbeing and mental health


Mental health in the workplace can actually be a big focus right now, and with more people opening up the conversation about how they are feeling, it makes it so much easier to look after your staff in this area. This is when having a line of communication open and being approachable as a team leader or business owner can really help you with your employees as they will be able to communicate when things are tough or they are perhaps feeling stressed. Mental health is so important that it is up to you as an employer to make your staff feel comfortable.


Hiring right the first time


Finally, make sure that you do all that you can to hire the right people first time. It is important that you see candidates a few times before making a decision, and not only basing your decision on experience but also on their personality and whether or not they are the right fit for the business. This can make a big difference in helping you to retain staff rather than have a high turnover.


Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to employee retention and keeping the top talent in your business.

Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.
Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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