Posted in Industry Trends

There has been a recent trend of people leaving their jobs – more than 4 million people have quit each month just this year. There are several reasons for this, but it primarily boils down to the fact that many people want to prioritize other aspects of their lives – such as family – over their jobs.

Additionally, due in part to pandemic burnout, workers are less tolerant of low pay and inflexible work schedules, while many simply want to explore other industries, start their own businesses, or move from full-time to part-time work.

So how can you hire great employees and ensure that they want to stay at your company? You don’t necessarily have to go fully remote with your workplace setup, but it’s clear that employees are preferring and choosing jobs that do allow some sort of remote capability.  ARC Group can provide you with the knowledge and resources you need to retain your employees.

Create a positive environment.
It can sound small, obvious, or even cliché, but one of the most important things you can do to keep your employees is to make sure that your work environment and culture are positive, encouraging, and connected. Especially after the isolation we’ve experienced as a result of the pandemic, people are often looking for tangible ways to connect with their colleagues.

Embrace flexibility.
Another product of the pandemic is people’s increased desire for flexibility.  As remote jobs become more common, many people have actually come to expect that remote work will be part of a job, allowing them flexibility with their daily schedule, as well as the ability to travel while working. Providing your employees with the flexibility of remote work can have many benefits including, higher morale, lower stress, and more productivity.

Empower your employees.

Along with the need for connection and flexibility, employees need to feel valued and empowered to do their jobs. One trap some employers fall into when it comes to managing office environments with both in-person and remote work is micromanaging their employees. Just because you cannot see your employees at all times during work hours, does not mean you need to overcompensate by managing their every move.

It is also important to make sure that your employees feel valued for the work they do and that they have the resources they need to do their jobs well. When employees feel empowered in the workplace to do their best, they will find more enjoyment in their work as well.

Norms and expectations for both employees and employers are always changing. These are just a few ways you can adapt to these changing expectations to ensure that your employees feel truly at home in your company.