How To Stay One Step Ahead Of The Game

Submitted by Dawn on 30th January 2017

Staying ahead in business, valued employees, retain employees,

The first few weeks of the new year presents a fantastic opportunity to ensure that your staff are fully onboard with your strategic goals. 

By now, you’ve probably considered what you need to make sure your teams are energised and motivated for the challenges of the new year. But there could be things going on beneath the surface that you need to consider. 

A real worry that many business owners may have right now is losing their top talent. People often reassess their goals in January, and if your business isn’t staying ahead of the game, then you may well find that some of your key players are looking for new roles. You might think that this isn’t happening, but the reality is that it can be hard to gauge what’s going on beneath the surface. 

So what should you do about it? 

Well, it goes without saying that you can hardly tie your staff to their desks. Even the best businesses lose valued employees from time to time, and though it’s costly to replace them, it’s something that you should start thinking about. 

Now’s a great time to do an audit, and establish the current climate in your workforce, and how you would cope if any of your key members of staff decided to move on to pastures new. It’s always sensible to have a succession plan in place, so you don’t find yourself with an operational disaster on your hands. 

You should also consider what you can do to improve your retention rates. It’s easy to jump to the assumption that it always comes down to cash, and that retaining your best people involves regular pay increases and bonuses. This isn’t necessarily the case though. Retention levels are impacted by a wide variety of factors, and you may need to take a closer look at how you can get creative without blowing your budget. 

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