It seems like employee loyalty is dead. Not long ago, workers stayed with a company for 20 or 30 years. Today, five years is a lot. And, as you know, high turnover can be expensive. But, as a leading Phoenix staffing services firm, PrideStaff knows that employee loyalty is not gone or departed. In fact, there are steps you can take to build a stronger, more productive – and more loyal – workforce. Here’s how:
Step #1: Take the pulse of your team.
Many times, employers don’t know someone is unhappy on the job until they submit their resignation. To head this off before it happens, it’s important to regularly check in with your employees and ask about how they feel about their jobs. Ask questions like:
- Do you have any work-related issues and concerns?
- Do you feel like you’re making an important contribution to the team?
- What do you like most about your job? Least?
- What are your career aspirations and which of your talents gives you the greatest job satisfaction?
When you know the answers to these questions, you will have a better sense of how to keep employees engaged and motivated.
Step #2: Create good jobs.
Your employees want to perform meaningful work and make contributions to the team. They want to use their talents to deliver results – and earn fair pay and generous compensation in return. While every job is repetitive to a certain degree, it’s important to ensure your employees are also challenged and have opportunities to learn new skills.
In addition, to boost loyalty, employees must feel like you trust them and they have the freedom to make decisions on the job. Not only will they be happier and more balanced, but they’ll also be more inspired to go above and beyond to deliver positive results.
Step #3: Recognize your people.
You may think your team knows you appreciate them. But if you don’t tell them this on a regular basis, then they don’t know it. Recognizing individuals for their hard work and contributions is a critical component to boosting employee loyalty. When you just offer generic team praise, it doesn’t do much. However, when you get specific and personal – e.g. “Mike, the report you stayed late to deliver was spot on. Thanks so much.” – you’re going to go a long way in boosting morale and loyalty.
Step #4: Hire right.
When there’s a good fit between employee and employer, an individual is far more likely to remain at the organization longer. However, many times companies hire in a hurry – resulting in a hiring mistake. But when you spend the time necessary to ensure you hire someone who can do the job AND who will mesh well with the culture, your company will benefit in the long run.
Do you need more help hiring loyal employees?
Call PrideStaff. As a leading Phoenix staffing services firm, we can partner with you to get to know your staffing needs and company culture. We’ll then get to work finding exceptional talent with the right skills, personality, and drive to deliver. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.