It’s a rare workplace that is without its issues. But what happens when you take those issues and apply them to your teams that work remotely? You might find that problems that are fairly trivial in an office environment are suddenly magnified when they’re applied to your virtual staff.
Ideas for creating better employee engagement to increase the chances of your people becoming a happy, productive and loyal workforce.
You need to be getting feedback from your employees to increase retention and engagement. But here’s the thing: what questions should you be asking them to find out whether or not you have an employee who’s thinking about throwing in the towel on your hands?
The link between employee appreciation and retention isn’t rocket science: show your people you appreciate them and they’re more likely to do a good job. And less likely to spend their lunchtime scanning job sites! And the good news is, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune - or even anything at all.
Do you hire interns? If so, what do your new hire checklist and intern onboarding process look like? Do you approach internships as a valuable source of talent? Does your onboarding reflect that? Talent pipelines help you get first pick of smart individuals and internships can be a big part of that.
If your people aren’t engaged with your company and the work they’re doing, not only are they not being productive (on your time and money!) but they’re probably not going to stick around for long either. Here's how to tell if your new hire strategy works.