Can you tell which half of your employees are dissatisfied with their jobs? Or which make up the 66% who have no intention of leaving? And what does that leave you with?
It leaves you with a lot of employees who are just present. Your mission, Mr. Phelps, should you choose to accept it, is to identify the employees you want to retain and create reasons for them to stay.
Four of the top reasons employees stick around include:
- stimulating, challenging work
- influence on organizational direction
- responsibility for others
- work/life balance.
Check out the article by Lin Grensing-Pophal for Human Resource Executive Online, which pretty much wraps HR up into a nice little bow: “Employers, of course, don’t want employees to be simply present. They want them to be productive.”