Keep your best employees on the job by complimenting their work, taking an interest in their lives and being honest about your struggles, among other examples, writes Moe Carrick. “People’s primary pain points center on a weak or deteriorating relationship with their boss,” he writes.
What does it take to find and keep good people at your workplace?
Surprisingly, the rebound from the Global COVID-19 pandemic has prompted a mass of people to quit or leave their jobs intentionally.
Employers are confused and frustrated.
Why are people leaving? Why can’t I hire and keep the talent I need?
The answer, as difficult as it may be, often lies with the very leaders who bemoan their situation.
People’s primary pain points center on a weak or deteriorating relationship with their boss.
What these leaders get wrong is how much effort and money it takes to hire and keep good employees.
Meanwhile, their people feel, much like my friend, that it wouldn’t take much from their leaders for them to feel engaged and motivated.
What people need to feel valued and stick around are just a few simple things.A livable wage
- A boss who notices them.
- A feeling of purpose.
- Safe work conditions.
- A team that cares.
- Occasional positive feedback and appreciation.
People are not machines, and leading isn’t rocket science.