Manager’s Tips

Engage Employees to Increase Retention

Engaging your employees—that is, making sure that they are committed and productive in their work—can benefit you as much as it benefits your employees.

If you hire the right employees, chances are good they’ll be engaged—committed to your business and happy in their work. To ensure ongoing engagement, you as an employer must play a major role, particularly when it comes to communication. Consider these five strategies:

  • Be clear on what your business stands for. Your company’s mission, vision, and brand must be front and center in everything you do.
  • Communicate well and often. Your employees need to know—on a continuous basis—how both they and your company are doing.
  • Understand generational differences. To get the best out of all your employees, know what motivates different generations and how to respectfully communicate with each generation as well.
  • Find out what your employees need. Ask your employees on a regular basis how they’re doing, and be ready to follow up on their input.
  • Empower all employees to do their best. Provide the leadership, resources, and training your employees need to realize their potential.