In the final part of our series about why good, talented employees leave, we cover why you should be considering office culture in the same conversation as employee retention.
While office culture may seem difficult to incorporate as the reason for why your employees leave, it helps to consider the larger picture when it comes down to these less-than-perfect circumstances. By reviewing your company culture your business can reverse high turnover rates and retain top-tier employees in your organization.
Office culture plays a critical role in attracting and retaining top-tier employees and is often the difference between creating industry leaders and being just another stepping stone in the employee’s work history. By taking all of the areas mentioned below into consideration you can help shape an environment that fosters and supports your employees encouraging them to stay, evolve, and help guide your company to the forefront of your industry.
Core values are non-negotiable and set the standards from the start. The values you establish for your company outlines behaviors that will remain consistent and never change no matter how the company evolves.
Encouraging camaraderie is important because it allows employees and colleagues to get to know each other outside of the office.
Never underestimate the importance of recognizing your team no matter how big or small. Go out of the way to celebrate personal successes or milestones.
A successful company culture is connecting with and giving back to the local community. It will have an impact on your employees as it is their community too.
Encourage formal and informal pen communication consistently and at all levels of the company.
Show your employees you genuinely care about them in the totality of their lives and not just the confines of their day to day work.
Commitment to Learning
Show your commitment to employees professional growth through various available workshops and additional training.
Culture is built on traditions. Develop great programs or events and make them regular events. One-time efforts to improve the culture will feel disingenuous.
Facilitate connections between people at all levels of your company.
How did your company get started and what are the stories of the founders? When you onboard new employees, tell them these stories and how they led to the current culture.
The best professionals want to work hard within a company alongside like-minded professionals; often sacrificing other forms of compensation to get to a place where they feel this way. By taking the time, energy, and resources required to consider the various elements of your office culture, you can get ahead of any areas that could encourage employees to leave.
The reasons why good, talented employees leave varies, but there are abundant options to prevent them from wanting to leave. By taking the time to make your employees feel they are wanted and providing them with enough reasons to continue working for you, they won’t just use you as a stepping stone to a “better” job.
At Comrise we can help you and your company define and improve the areas mentioned above. Our staff is not only experienced at finding exceptional talent to fill your open positions by in getting the “right” professionals through your doors. Moreover, we can help you create an operation that will attract and hold on to the best professionals in your industry-leading future leaders to your door.