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Employee retention rests on opportunities to learn and advance; work/life balance; a good cultural fit; and an appreciation for good work. High employee turnover is a clear sign that something’s not right with the management of an organization.
Employee surveys, ideally delivered by an experienced third-party vendor, and focus groups conducted by outside consultants, can assess your manager’s performance, or the need for more employee training and support.
Good managers provide continuous feedback to them. This allows the employee to quickly make course corrections and to feel successful.
Employers should be mindful of those they promote into leadership positions. Strong communication skills are a must when leading a team of people and coaching on this area might be necessary for some.
Having employees perform tasks they are not well-suited for often results in waste.
Teach your managers to build strengths and tap into other resources when skills are needed that may not be readily available in the current staff. Encourage your managers to listen when an employee expresses concern regarding their ability to perform a task.
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