Skilled Staff Retention Factors That Current Employers Should Not Ignore

A company’s ability to retain workers requires more than just creating an enjoyable Top workers working space. rs are simply a LinkedIn connection away from being lured into a better paying position. Building a team can be hard and with industries constantly modernizing themselves, it’s natural for workers to want to grow and explore other professional avenues. People’s requirements and needs for how they wish to work is constantly changing and the notion of quitting one job to get another isn’t as difficult as it used to be back in the day. Here are some key skilled staff retention factors that employers should not ignore –

Health Benefits

The average office goers spend about 60% of their time (excluding the 7 to 8 hours of sleep) at work. This means that the workplace has a massive impact on how they shape their lifestyle, food habits, etc. Needless to say, their health has to be a shared concern between the company and the worker.

Issues such as providing separate health expenditure account or free gym/physician memberships -comparatively small investments can play a big role in demonstrating their value to the company.

Keeping the Workers Interested

Be it through inventive projects that require workers to think on their feet and create something new on their own or stimulating social events – it is the duty of the management to constantly challenge their workers with new tasks and programs. Assigning repetitive work that lacks any creative thinking is the easiest way to make top employees feel suffocated. The best workers wish to develop their skills and imply their own professional vision into the day to day tasks that they perform. If their current company cannot provide that, rest assured some other company will.

Giving them Visibility and Recognition

When goals are achieved, give the workers behind this achievement their due adulation. Taking responsibility comes with an added anticipation of recognition. If employees constantly keep getting shifted away from the spotlight, they may lose their motivation to perform better in the future. Praise can come in various forms – bonuses, promotions, etc. Even a simple gesture of naming them employee of the month (with a small token of appreciation) can go a long way. Always praise the best workers appropriately, throughout every branch of the company and make sure that other members of the workforce including employees in higher management positions take notice of the worker’s progress.

Providing the Best Workers with Suitable Mentors

All high-functioning employees tend to list their personal and professional development in their respected field as a top priority. This attitude is what makes them so good in the first place. This successful trait can only be further modified if they are connected to top mentors who can help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Not only does it make these workers better professionals, it also imbibes in them a sense of gratitude towards their parent company.

A company that looks after its workers best interests is bound to have good retention rates.


Top workers may be lured anytime, so it is the responsibility of the organization to retain them through appropriate techniques. Performing employees should be provided with appropriate health benefits, the opportunity to groom themselves further with the help of suitable mentors, and timely recognition for their achievements in the workplace.

Reshali Balasubramaniam

Head of HR, HR Counselor and adviser at and EFutureTech Systems. Submit your resume online and be contacted by prospective employers.

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