ith unemployment at record lows, employees can
change jobs easily if they are upset or unmotivated.
Gallup research shows 52 percent of workers are looking
for other jobs. If your employees are not engaged, it’s costing you
productivity and could mean the expense of new hires if your
To keep employees engaged and focused, leaders must create
a strong, positive vision with clear, compelling goals.;Leaders
can accomplish this by doing nine things.
1. RECOGNIZE INDIVIDUALS AND THE TEAM
According to Gallup research, only 1 in 3 U.S. workers
strongly agrees that he or she has received recognition or praise.
Leaders must understand the importance of employee recog-nition.;Acknowledging an employee’s outstanding efforts with
bonuses, time off, recognition and other incentives can boost
Instead of recognizing employees annually, highlight
employees more often, such as monthly or even weekly.
Identifying and rewarding people more frequently increases
intrinsic and extrinsic motivations.
tional time off for;star employees and;high performers.
WAYS TO RETAIN
By Mary Kelly