What do you mean…ne of our a team

Bob walks into the office Monday morning and hands in his notice. This is not good news, heÂ’s one of the good ones and it comes as a surprise to you. When you talk with him you are surprised by the reason for leaving.

Bob walks into the office Monday morning and hands in his notice. This is not good news, heÂ’s one of the good ones and it comes as a surprise to you. When you talk with him you are surprised by the reason for leaving.

Each and every employer not only wants an “A” Team but they also want to retain them. About 70% of organizations report turnover has a negative financial impact due to the cost of recruitment, hiring, training and even overtime until the vacant position is filled.

What attracts a person to the position is often different than what keeps a person there. Two methods of gathering feedback are Stay Interviews with those currently employed and Exit Interviews with those that leave. You can clarify what staff feels the company is doing right and areas for improvement.

If you have the great staff it pays to make sure they stay. TodayÂ’s employees are looking for a career package. Respect for employees and valuing their input are not just words but actions and deeds, it can motivate them to even higher performance.

Interviews conducted by an outside third party are not as intimidating to the participant, information can be more inclusive and complete and the politicking is removed. There are ways of keeping the information confidential, not attributable to any one person.

The interviews need to be balanced, including questions for a variety of items including environment, training, opportunities, management, and others. LP Human Resources has experience with these interviews and can set up a standard template tailored to you. If you feel your company wants to try and reduce turnover contact us. Contact us for a no obligation meeting regarding any further questions or concerns you might have at 403-238-0884 or www.lphumanresources.com.