How to Keep Employees from Walking Out the Door, Attract new ones and keep everyone happy

Are you employees walking out the door at a record pace? Can’t fill the job openings you have? Do you want to keep your great employees and attract more of them?

The answers may be more complex than offering higher pay. Today, employees assess their careers and their path forward frequently. They’re looking for more than money.

Before the pandemic began, 94% of employees reportedly stayed with an employer that helped them learn and grow. Younger employees especially care about growth and learning on the job. If an employer isn’t going to invest in them, they will find another one.

You don’t need a big budget or learning team to help your employees learn and grow their skills. There are numerous recommended online solutions to keep your employees moving forward. By teaching your employees new skills, you have employees with the skills your business requires and employee retention.

The pandemic pushed remote working into a given rather than a once in a while privilege. Employees want to keep that flexibility to work where it suits them. If working from their home office makes them more productive, their employer needs to accommodate.

Who doesn’t want a more productive employee? By the way, you and your employees may view productivity differently. Employees increasingly want to be evaluated on the value they deliver, not the volume of work.

Micromanaging is old school. It’s a sure way to encourage your employee to walk out that door.

Author: Kris Keppeler, a writer who finds technology fascinating and loves humor. She writes for Crossing Genres on and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer who enjoys telling stories. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.

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