4 Tips for Fighting Turnover in 2017


As one of the leading staffing agencies in Tempe, PrideStaff knows that many employees across the country – from Tallahassee to Tempe – will be setting the same New Year’s resolution at the end of this year: to find a new job. In fact, according to recent reports by both Gallup and Indeed, respectively 51% and 58% of U.S. adults are regularly looking for new jobs while still being gainfully employed.

While some turnover at your company can be a good thing, a lot of it at once can cause big issues in 2017. So how can you keep your employees happy, on target – and off the job market in the year ahead?

Here are a few tips to help you in the process:

#1: Be a good listener.

It sounds so easy, but being a good listener with your employees can benefit your company in many ways. For instance, it sets that tone that you value what your employees have to say. It also helps to creates a culture where they feel comfortable coming to you with issues and concerns, along with new ideas for innovation.

#2: Create more possibilities for your people.

Your employees want to learn new skills, obtain different knowledge, be inspired and get engaged. Give them the opportunities to do so through continued learning and advancement possibilities. If your people don’t think they’re ever going to move up, then eventually they will move out…to your competitors.

#3: Praise them often.

One of the biggest reason people quit is because they don’t feel appreciated. They work hard, deliver great results, and yet you never acknowledge their contributions. But praise is the most affordable and easiest way to keep your employees happy, motivated, and feeling good about the work they’re doing. Take it a step further and offer a rewards system that top performers can take advantage of when they meet certain milestones.

#4: Promote a culture of balance.

It may sound counterintuitive. But when employees are encouraged to take vacation days and breaks throughout the workday, then they’ll actually be more productive. Not only that, but they’ll be more satisfied on the job and more loyal to boot. Sure, there will be times when employees need to put in more hours to get a hot project with a tight deadline done. However, it shouldn’t become the norm around your office.

There are so many reasons why employees quit, so can’t ever completely fight turnover. But follow the tips above to ensure your company is a great place to work – one that few employees want to leave.

Experienced turnover recently at your company? Need help filling an important position?

Call PrideStaff. As one of the leading staffing agencies in Tempe, we have the knowledge, experience and proven processes in place to help you recruit and hire qualified, dependable candidates for your team – and fill your talent gap. Contact PrideStaff today to learn more about how we can help you.