Ways to retain your employees

Ways to retain your employees

Retaining your employees is often a harder task than you think, especially during fluctuating economic conditions and with a growingly skilled and talented workforce. Here are some tips you can implement into your workplace culture to help you retain employees and make sure they are happy working with you!

Provide quality leadership, management and supervision:

Employees more often than not leave jobs because of their managers, bosses and supervisors rather than the job itself. To make sure your employees have a good experience working for you, provide them with educational and warm leadership. Here are a few things to keep in mind when leading and teaching your employees:

  • Be clear about your expectations
  • Be clear about each employee’s earning potential and update them whenever possible
  • Provide concise and constructive feedback on their performance

Allow employees to grow their talents and skills:

Learn about your employees and allow them to utilise their skill sets and talents within the work delegated to them in your business. As an employee, what’s even worse than a bad manager is the inability to grow their skills and be challenged at work. Never box your employees into rigid work procedures and allow a degree of freedom and room for growth for your employees.

Reward your employees:

Keep employees happy to work for you and give you their all by constantly incentivising them with rewards. Whether your rewards are monetary or speak to their emotional needs, employees need to be motivated to keep working for you while also remaining productive and doing their best for you. Consider making your rewards personalised to each employee to make them more effective.

Respect and appreciate your employees:

Tied in with the previous point of employees leaving their positions as a result of their bosses, showing your appreciation and respecting your employees goes a long way in influencing your best employees to stay with your business. A positive and amicable work culture often makes or breaks a business and not only should you respect your employees, all of your employees should be respectful and appreciative of each other. Building a respectful community in your workplace is certainly a plus when considering how to retain employees.


If you believe the matters discussed above are relevant to your business, please contact Darren Smith of our office to discuss further.

Darren is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience, including working in the big 4 and medium sized firms before becoming a partner of a city based firm in 2000.

He has gained much experience and has extensive knowledge in providing business and taxation advice, superannuation planning, negotiation of sales and acquisitions of businesses and property development. His client base covers a wide range of industry groups.

Darren works with business owners to grow their businesses and create personal wealth within and outside of their business.

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