According to research released from TalentKeepers Inc, 81 per cent of business executives consider employee retention as a top priority. One year ago the firgure was only 41 per cent.
In the mad scramble to determine how to retain people don’t overlook employee engagement.
Often employee engagement is seen as another priority for organizations but in the case of retention it can be seen as a solution.
When we foster authentic engagement, employees are contributing more to the organization, they are deriving more satisfaction from their work, they feel vital to the organization, and they are connected to co-workers, managers, and leaders.
The old retention statement about the workplace was: that employees join organizations and leave managers or leaders.
I believe that when we engage workers meaningfully in their work they will experience stronger ties to the organization.
We do not need to build a retaining wall we need to cement the bonds of employees with their work, their managers, their leaders, their organization, and their customers. This may be a daunting challenge, but when it is achieved, I believe the issues or retention will melt away.
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