Employees are, it goes without saying, invaluable: they’re the lifeline of a business. So when a trained and nurtured employee leaves, the company has suffered a considerable loss.
Allegis Group recently found that 83% of employers believe attracting and retaining talent is a growing challenge, so it is clear that initiatives to improve retention should be at the fore for many.
A certain level of turnover will, of course, always exist within an organisation - but risks of high levels should be mitigated wherever possible.
High employee turnover has an impact on employee wellbeing, putting a dent in morale and company culture. Seeing people coming and going fairly often contributes to a detached working environment - whether from home or in the office.
It can also have significant financial costs due to the price of hiring and onboarding. The time spent replacing lost talent can in turn contribute to a lack of motivation and engagement.
The reasons for high turnover rates can vary: your competitors may be offering more, or perhaps the increase in solopreneurship is partly to blame, for example.
While high turnover isn’t necessarily indicative of a ‘bad’ place to work, it can have negative effects on your company culture - and the impact of these perpetuate themselves. For example, if high employee turnover dampens morale, it follows that this lower morale will increase turnover… and etc. It can often become a vicious cycle.
To lower employee turnover, it’s important to put an emphasis on retention efforts. Here are some things to consider:
Perhaps your retention issue boils down to this: a bad fit! Prospective employees should not only be able to fulfill the role’s requirements, but they should be right for your business and company culture.
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