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employee retention

Why employee retention is so important today

Every working person currently works an average of 1.400 hours a year in Germany. Looking at the demographic development, we are facing busy times. In 35 years, we would therefore have to spend around 200 hours more to distribute the same amount of work to fewer and fewer workers.

This is not without consequences for the job market: Year after year, qualified specialists will find it easier to find a new employer - and the willingness to change is growing (LINK to PM). But convincing employee loyalty will not only be an elementary task of 2050 Executives. Companies that already understand it today, their Employees to bind effectively will also be in Future attract the best talent.

Feel-good factor boss

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What matters to employees? When it comes to employee retention, I always hear the same criteria: compatibility of privacy and job, a good salary, a good atmosphere in the company and in the Team. But things get really serious when the relationship with the boss is not right. This is precisely why superiors play a crucial role when it comes to retaining employees over the long term.

The study “How superiors to Satisfaction of their employees can contribute”, which OfficeTeam published in March 2014 clearthat an important feel-good factor is often overlooked: the supervisor.

Happy in the job: The boss makes it

When workers are unhappy in their jobs, it often has a direct bearing on them Behavior to do by their manager. More than a quarter of all respondents (28 percent) complained about a lack of Esteem from the boss. There are almost as many Opinions, that the Communication is insufficient between supervisors and employees.

In addition, 41 percent of those surveyed complain that their bosses show too little interest in their employees. According to the study, only every third manager actively takes action Measures for a pleasant togetherness. However, it is precisely these factors that lead to more satisfaction and bind employees.

Three advice for your employee retention

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Companies that want to retain their employees effectively should pay close attention to the leadership qualities of their department heads. I maintain that the leadership skills of superiors are based on technical know-how eye level across from. Therefore I advise:

  1. Maintain an honest praise culture. Make sure that praise does not disappear in everyday life.
  2. Establish regular and well-prepared appraisal interviews. They help you to recognize at an early stage whether someone has possibly already quit internally. I also recommend conducting an anonymous employee survey every year in order to detect any potential weaknesses and counteract them.
  3. Train leaders to identify and nurture talent - and how to enable their employees to deliver and succeed.

With these three advice, you will be able to do exactly what the above mentioned students are concerned about. It is no longer enough to offer an attractive salary, flexible working hours or a better balance between work and private life. Effective employee loyalty is not only in the future, but already today the boss!

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