Maintaining a strong, loyal workforce is critical to just about every business, and it’s easy to find reams of information about how to do it best. Since employees are among the highest of all expenses for a company, having to recruit continuously and train employees can run into the thousands, or even hundreds of thousands, of dollars every year. How can companies avoid those expenditures and create a company where employees want to stay and grow?
In a recently published article on HR.com, EnerBank’s SVP of operations Blaine Bagley offered counsel to managers on how to best recruit and retain employees. It comes down to some tried-and-true concepts.
First, it’s important to realize that we all have strengths and weakness. It’s sometimes easier to focus on weaknesses rather than on strengths—don’t fall into that trap.
Here are his four top suggestions for building and maintaining a strong workforce:
Not every hiring decision works out the way you’d hope, though—and that’s okay, too. Sometimes the employee might not be in the right position, or their job may not be structured correctly. It’s worth the time to analyze the situation so that you truly understand what the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it.
To see Blaine’s full article, click here.