How to Overcome The Great Resignation in Your Workplace
The job market is tough right now. Not only are employers faced with record-high talent shortages, but they are also being hit with the “Great Resignation.” Right now, employees are leaving their jobs in droves. Thankfully, there are ways to overcome the Great Resignation in your workplace.
It is important to lead with kindness if you want to retain your employees. Listen to your staff and find out what is important to each of them. Support them in whatever way you can, encourage work-life balance and self-care. This will help them see you as a colleague and someone they respect. They will be loyal to you as an employer and less likely to seek work elsewhere.
Employers need to strive for balance with their staff. Provide them with opportunities to take paid time off, offer paid holidays and sick days. Some companies are even offering mental health days for staff members. Whatever your staff needs to achieve a good balance, try to provide it for them.
Speaking of balance, many employers are offering more flexibility to help their employees establish a better work-life balance. If your staff would be interested in remote work options, consider what you can offer. You might also think about offering flexible scheduling, allowing your staff to come at different times. Staggered schedules reduce the number of people in the office at one time and can help them work around personal matters.
Employees want to be a part of something bigger. More specifically, they want to know the company they are working for stands for something they believe in or at least prioritizes some of the things that are important to them. Emphasize the company’s values and what you bring to the table for your staff.
While you may think you are offering plenty to your employees, you should always reach out for feedback. You never know when your team may have needs that are going unmet. Be sure to get regular feedback about compensation, benefits, workload, workflow, and overall satisfaction on the job. This will help you be proactive and address problems before your employees start sending in their resignations.
Another thing that can prevent your staff from leaving is giving them the recognition they deserve. Recognizing the efforts of your employees on a regular basis will make them feel appreciated. It will also help raise morale and increase job satisfaction overall.
The old adage, “treat others as you want to be treated,” can be applied to the professional world too. To retain your employees, you need to treat them well. Give them compassion when it is needed, guidance, and mentorship. Treating your employees well will create a loyal team.
Maintaining a partnership with a staffing agency can help you address any resignation or change in your staff. Our recruiters have the ability to help find quality candidates fast. Contact The Bradley Group for more information about how our team of professionals can assist your organization.