Have you ever lost a great employee to another employer? While that employee probably told you they were leaving for more money, that’s rarely the case. More often the real reasons have to do with relationships, opportunities, and respect.
Here are the common missteps that will make your star employees find opportunities elsewhere. If your organization fails to provide one of these factors, you may need to reevaluate your company culture:
Spell out clearly defined growth opportunities.
Increase their responsibilities or cross-train them.
Find out where they want to go, and help them get there.
Pay for performance.
Trust them with flex time or opportunities to work from home.
Solicit their opinions and ideas, and ask for their feedback before changing anything or starting something new.
In today’s talent war, it’s more important than ever for your organization to retain your top talent. Keep these considerations in mind to provide your employees with all the support they need.