“Over half your employees are planning to quit.”
That’s not just a click bait headline. It’s the evidence put forth in Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report, from which Inc. recently did a very nice piece I hope you will all read that puts the data into context.
“…51 percent of currently employed adults in the U.S. are searching for new jobs or watching for new job opportunities. Adding insult to injury, of those 51 percent of employees using company time to scroll through Indeed job postings, 47 percent of employees are pretty optimistic about their chances; they say now is a good time to find a quality job. That’s in stark contrast to 2012, when only 19 percent of U.S. workers stated that it was a good time to change jobs.”
Employers and HR departments, that means good people at your company are looking to jump ship.
So what can you do to keep your best team members in their current position?
That’s why I wanted to point you to the Inc. article that breaks down the data – it ALSO gives some good, tangible advice on how you can win your employees back before they leave. Here are the headlines, but read the whole article for better insight.
1. Help your best people find another job… inside the company.
2. Convince your best people that they can learn and grow with you, instead of outgrow you.
3. Conduct a “stay interview” with your best people.
4. Recognize your best people.
I hope this new information and advice helps YOU find the smartest ways to keep your best employees happy right where they are.