In any competitive market, retaining talent within your business is essential to long term success. Valued employees that are familiar with your organisation perform better across all business levels, resulting in higher productivity and customer satisfaction.
However for many employers retaining staff is a continuous struggle which can result in loss of productivity, and expensive recruitment. Find out how you can boost your staff retention with our top tips to securing talent within your organisation.
Offer Training & Development
Providing development opportunities for staff can increase employee satisfaction whilst ensuring staff are kept up-to-date with the latest training to perform at a higher standard. Investment in staff training and development shows employees that they are valued and enables them to develop their skills at a professional level allowing them to achieve their personal career goals.
Flexible working can range from part time working, job sharing, working from home and compressed hours, providing a more balanced work/life relationship. Flexible work scheduling provides multiple benefits for employers, beyond staff retention, including employee morale, reduced absenteeism and extended hours of operation.
Hire staff to grow with your business
Hiring the right staff is difficult for any organisation. How can you know what a person is like before they start? Ensuring that you recruit the right employees is often a result of careful screening during the interview process. It is well worth working collaboratively with HR to develop a robust interview system to help you secure talent that can grow with your businesses.
Alternatively, hiring an Apprentice is a cost-effective solution which many organisations are choosing to utilise. An increasing number of businesses are using the apprenticeship scheme to develop tailored programmes to plug gaps in their workforce and access young talent who are more likely to stay in their role than traditional forms of recruitment.
We are here to help!
To find out about our range of staff development and Apprenticeship programmes, please contact our Trafford First recruitment service on 0161 886 7461 or email Trafford.First@trafford.ac.uk