Employee turnover has become more common in the last few years. Employees no longer expect to stay at a company for an entire career. In fact, many employees like to move around.
As a manager, thinking about employee turnover can be a real headache. Dealing with it is time-consuming and expensive. It can also impact the cohesiveness of your team and company culture. While you won’t be able to keep every employee on staff for their entire career for obvious reasons, it is also important to consider what you may be able to offer them. To better understand what your employees want, you’ll have to ask questions.
Ask These 3 Questions to Help Your Employees Stay Happy at Work
Keeping employees happy at your company may not be an obvious solution. In fact, to help reduce turnover and increase employee satisfaction, you’ll need to do some research.
Are you satisfied with your current responsibilities?
Often, employees begin at their role with one set of responsibilities. Over time, those can change because of new customer demands, a pivoting business model, or even personnel changes. Checking in with your employees about their satisfaction with their job responsibilities is a great way to monitor their happiness. If you discover an employee is dissatisfied, you can discuss ways to alter them to keep the workflow and increase the employee’s engagement.
What are your short-term and long-term goals at the company?
Just like roles may change slightly at a company, so do your employees’ goals. Checking in with your employees can help you better understand how best to utilize their talents, skills, and passions. Plus, just asking the question helps your employees understand how much you value their work and presence at the company.
Do you have the support you need?
Every company will have a time that is unusually stressful or busy. Especially during these times, or even beforehand, if you can, ask your employees if they have the support they need to do their jobs well. This can help reduce stress, improve performance, and overall, increase employee morale. When your employees understand that management wants to provide adequate support, they will feel secure in their jobs, both in the short-term and down the road.
Learn More Simple Ways to Keep Your Workers Happy
For more useful tips on how to keep your workers satisfied and excited about their job, contact Cabildo Staffing.