Like most organizations, this employee retention speaker and employee retention expert has seen organizations taking it on the chin on both the recruiting and employee retention side when it comes to staffing. Frankly, I’ve seen it happen to my business because of the demands my clients have put on me to help them solve these issues for them. Between the pandemic that has lasted over two years and the Great Resignation, most leaders, and in particular, HR Leaders, are tired. When that happens, as a headhunter and employee recruitment expert, I’ve seen people leaving jobs thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Most times it’s not!
So, as I got talking with this HR Manager, I laid out a few of the things this employee retention author has found have helped me and other leaders. Those things are:
- Develop your employee retention strategies and employee recruitment strategies. It’s easier to jump from one thing to the other if you don’t have a plan to keep you on track. You will be like a hamster on a wheel and create unneeded stress for yourself.
- Explain to senior leadership or listen up if you are senior leadership that you will need to put more people and monetary resources into coping with these issues.
- Talk to the other leaders in your organization and get their ideas. They may see things you don’t because their perspective is different.
- Reset your mind that this situation is NOT going away. To some extent, this will be on us for the next decade whether we like it or not. Wishing and hoping will not solve the problem.
- Focus on giving your employee C.R.A.P. (Caring, Respect, Appreciation, and Praise). If you have a helping mindset, you will feel better and realize that you are doing what you need to do to help your organization be successful and help your employees cope as well.
As a US Army veteran, I went to an all services school because of my specialty. In my class were numerous special forces people from numerous branches of the military. One guy in the class was a SEAL Officer. When young soldiers and Air Force people in the class started to whine and complain about difficulties, we were experiencing that day, the SEAL Officer would tell us, “The only easy day was yesterday.” He was right because when you are in the midst of a bad situation and the poop hits the fan, you will look back to yesterday and say to yourself that yesterday wasn’t so bad after all!
Remember…Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.® (Caring, Respect, Appreciation, and Praise) Why? Because C.R.A.P. Works!
Are you concerned with the level of employee turnover in your organization? If so, email me at email@example.com to find out how to Give Your Employees C.R.A.P.®, hear more about the C.R.A.P. philosophy AND find out how this philosophy can reduce employee turnover by 40-80%.