SME’s retain employees

SME’s retain employees by thinking ahead. Sometimes returning back to work after the summer break can feel like a bit of a letdown after all of the festivities and the back-to-work blues can often lead to a drop in productivity throughout January. A new year also leads to some staff reassessing their careers and they may look to jump

A new year also leads to some staff reassessing their careers and they may look to jump ship, if they don’t feel satisfied at work.SME’s retain employees

At this time of year staff are often in need of a bit of a motivation boost in order to get back into the swing of things, so how can you ensure that your employees are happy and working to their full potential? Here are a few ideas.

SME’s retain employees – 1) Help your employees to set goals & targets

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to assess how the previous went and what can be learnt from it. By taking the time to sit down with your employees and discussing what they would like to achieve in the year ahead, you can provide them with the support to do so. Setting goals and targets gives them something to work towards to and motivates them to maintain focus at work.

By taking the time to sit down with your employees and discussing what they would like to achieve in the year ahead, you can provide them with the support to do so. Setting goals and targets gives them something to work towards to and motivates them to maintain focus at work.

Setting goals and targets gives them something to work towards to and motivates them to maintain focus at work.

SME’s retain employees – 2) Launch a health initiative

One of the most common new year’s resolutions is to get fit or lose weight, so why not help your staff achieve this? After all, a healthy employee is a happy employee. You can do this by starting up a health initiative that encourages healthy eating, by setting fitness challenges or providing free healthy snacks in the workplace. Alternatively, you could start up lunchtime exercise sessions on site to get people up and moving.

After all, a healthy employee is a happy employee. You can do this by starting up a health initiative that encourages healthy eating, by setting fitness challenges or providing free healthy snacks in the workplace. Alternatively, you could start up lunchtime exercise sessions on site to get people up and moving.

You can do this by starting up a health initiative that encourages healthy eating, by setting fitness challenges or providing free healthy snacks in the workplace. Alternatively, you could start up lunchtime exercise sessions on site to get people up and moving.

Alternatively, you could start up lunchtime exercise sessions on site to get people up and moving.

SME’s retain employees – 3) Give them something to look forward to

January can feel a bit depressing once all the parties are over and funds are running low, so you can boost spirits by giving everyone something to look forward to. This could be a staff outing,

This could be a staff outing, afterwork drinks or an early day end.

SME’s retain employees – 4) Encourage staff to get some fresh air

Take advantage of the sun. After the summer break it’s common for people to feel a bit a down. In order to improve your employee’s moods, try to encourage them to get some fresh air and daylight on their lunch break. As little as a

In order to improve your employee’s moods, try to encourage them to get some fresh air and daylight on their lunch break. As little as a 5 minute walk could make a world of difference.

SME’s retain employees – 5) Include staff in your vision

Your employees want to feel valued and like they are making a positive contribution to the business. So t’s important that you share your company vision with them and allow them to have an input.

You can do this by holiday a meeting within the first month back and asking for feedback about any changes staff would like to see made and encouraging them to share ideas for improvement, new projects, etc.

SME’s retain employees  – 6) Offering training or development opportunities

At the beginning of the year, people are often more driven to learn something new and work on improving themselves, so it makes it the perfect time to offer training courses and learning opportunities. This can help to boost motivation, improve work performance and increase job satisfaction.

 

In addition, the experienced recruitment consultants at The Recruitment Alternative can help guide you through this process.

So check out our Employee or Job Seeker page for more helpful advice or contact us today.

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