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How to Attract, Retain & Engage Employees

Amid the Great Resignation, we find that attracting, retaining and engaging current and future employees is crucial for the success of a business. A report from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that between July and November 2022, more than 4 million Americans quit their jobs each month. How do we curb this trend?

DefinedTalent suggests focusing on four main points. 1) Invest in Employees 2) Enhance Your Culture 3) Embrace Competition 4) Manage Upward.

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Invest in Employees

  • Offer coaching and mentorship programs

  • Provide opportunities for career advancement and professional development

  • Encourage ongoing professional learning and development

  • Recognize and reward employees

Enhance Your Culture

  • Foster a positive and inclusive work environment

  • Encourage and support a work-life balance, including WFH and flexible schedules

  • Provide feedback and performance reviews

  • Implement Corporate Social Responsibility programming

Embrace Competition

  • Understand and appreciate your competitor's strengths and weaknesses

  • Utilize competitors as a motivation for continual improvement

  • Respond and adapt to market and industry trends/changes

  • Celebrate team wins

Manage Upward

  • Practice open, vertical and transparent communication

  • Offer solutions, not just problems

  • Foster productive and respectful working relationships

  • Anticipate needs and provide solutions

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