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  • Writer's pictureAJ Cheponis

Stop Losing Money: 5 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Best Employees

Employee turnover can be a costly challenge for businesses. According to the Center for American Progress (CAP), the typical cost of turnover for positions earning less than $30,000 annually is 16% of an employee's annual salary.


In highly paid jobs and executive levels, the cost can be up to 213%. Businesses need to reduce these costs by implementing a retention strategy.


Here are five key strategies to consider:



1. Offer Competitive Compensation and Benefits

Assess your current compensation structure to ensure you're offering a competitive pay and benefits package.


Offer attractive benefits packages that go beyond traditional healthcare and retirement benefits. Consider options like tuition reimbursement, paid time off for volunteer work, and flexible schedules.


Conduct regular market research to stay up-to-date with industry standards and trends in compensation and benefits.



2. Improve Employee Engagement

Create a positive work environment that fosters engagement and productivity. This includes offering opportunities for growth and recognition, providing a clear career path, and showing appreciation for employee contributions.


Provide ongoing training and development opportunities that help employees stay engaged and develop new skills.


Foster a culture of open communication and collaboration that allows employees to feel heard and valued.



3. Hire the Right Behavioral Fit

Use behavioral assessments to identify the personal attributes and soft skills required for success in a role.


Use behavioral interview techniques to evaluate a candidate's personality traits and determine how well they align with the company's values and culture.


Ensure that job requirements, performance metrics, and employee goals align with the company's overall mission and vision.



4. Conduct Regular Performance Evaluations

Provide regular feedback and coaching to help employees align their job duties and personal goals with the company's overall mission.


Use performance evaluations to set goals, identify areas for improvement, and reward exceptional performance.


Address performance issues quickly and professionally to minimize negative impacts on the team and the business.



5. Continuous Improvement

Regularly assess retention strategies and make changes as necessary to create a positive workplace culture and reduce the financial impact of employee turnover.


Use employee surveys and feedback to identify areas for improvement and make changes based on employee feedback.


Emphasize the importance of employee retention across the organization and hold leaders accountable for driving results.


Contact Straightline Consulting for Help with Employee Retention


Reducing employee turnover requires a strategic and proactive approach. At Straightline Consulting, we can help you develop and implement a comprehensive retention strategy that addresses the unique needs of your organization. Our team of experts can provide customized solutions to help you improve your compensation structure, increase employee engagement, and hire and retain the right talent. Contact us today to learn how we can help you reduce the costs of employee turnover and build a more stable and productive workforce.




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