Increase employee retention
Losing employees and recruiting new ones costs money, both in agency fees and lost productivity as people take their time to get up to speed. One of the biggest causes of employee turnover is lack of engagement. You may not be able to do much about your wage structure or the fact someone doesn’t like their manager, but you can make them feel like they are part of something far greater than just a job by following the advice above.
How many times on first days are new employees paraded around an office, introduced to a mass of people they don’t have a hope of remembering the name of? Have you ever spent your first day wading through policies and procedures which again you’ll never retain? This doesn’t have to be the case, we can start to on-board new starters before their first day by providing intranet access. You might also decide to create a new starters team to help them find their feet and the information they need, some companies even change a new starter’s homepage to make it easier for them to get up to speed.
Whilst there can be a host of reasons for an employee leaving, a common indicator someone is unsettled is constant sick leave. With tools such as Absence Manager, a manager or HR can instantly see an employee’s Bradford Factor calculated, helping again to quickly understand any trends or challenges.