Employee Retention

One of the hurdles of a manager is finding the right employee for a position and keeping them. Lately, the economy has prevented a lot of employees from being able to leave one position to go where the “grass is greener”, but now that it appears to be settling down, employees are starting to have more options. Now, more than ever, a manager has to work harder to keep those prize employees.

The easy solution would be to shackle the employee to their desk so they couldn’t escape, but I’m thinking that there is some sort of law against that. So unless you enjoy the bright orange coverall look and don’t mind bars on your bedroom windows, that may not be such a good idea. Instead, let’s make a plan to keep these folks so happy that they have to take a day off to be in a bad mood.

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