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Aim to Retain: Keeping Your Employees Happy

Posted May 24, 2022 by EnerBank USA

employee retention

With unemployment at an all-time low all around the country, retaining your employees is more important than ever before. No solution is an overnight fix, but over time, you can see a stronger, more satisfied workforce. Here are some ways to keep your home improvement workers engaged and happy working with you:

Provide Opportunities

Important factors workers look for include challenging work, career growth, advancement opportunities, wanting to make an impact in their role, and a great work environment. If you don’t have these opportunities at your contracting company now, work to develop them. Growth opportunities mean providing for professional and career development through coaching, training, providing feedback, and more. Not only will this help retain your employees, but it’ll also make your teams better and provide a better experience to your home improvement customers.

Recognize & Reward

Almost 80% of employees who quit their jobs listed lack of appreciation as the reason. Make a conscious effort to recognize your workers who go above and beyond in their roles. If you don’t already have one, create a formal recognition program with set parameters and expectations. When an organization has a program like this in place, they have 31% less voluntary turnover than those that don’t.

Outdo Competition

Whatever field of home improvement you work in, you’re most likely facing a lot of competition from other businesses out there that provide the same services. To help avoid having your employees jump ship for greener pastures, keep up with what your competition is doing, and always be looking for ways to exceed their products and services. By positioning yourself as a leader and expert in your field, it increases the likelihood of attracting and retaining the top talent that’s available out there. Everyone wants to work for the best!

Work/Life Balance

A great way to lose workers is by creating a culture that leaves no room for a life outside of work. The more freedom and flexibility you provide, the happier your employees are likely to be in their work. Plus, with more freedom, comes the expectation of more responsibility. This allows your employees to feel like they can take ownership of their projects and become better at what they do.

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