It is clear that employers can, and should, use the current
pre-economic recovery state to prepare their workforces strategically
for moving forward in a redefined, healthier economy. Some areas
employers can focus on to emerge from the recession resiliently
Communication - Lack of communication creates anxiety
that stymies productivity. By communicating honestly and consistently
with your employees, you send the message that everyone is working
together to solve problems.
- Employee Development -
Continue to foster the growth and development of your employees. By
making the investment to engage employees and develop their skills, you
are improving the odds of retaining employees.
- Make it easy for people to have the time and space they need to make
their lives work. This includes implementing measures such as flextime,
telecommuting, job shares and small-necessity leave.
- Push decision-making power down through the organization to the
people who do the work. It not only empowers people, but demonstrates
confidence and value.
Employers are becoming increasingly tasked with how to handle present
workplace changes and managing employees in the short-term. However,
the companies that invest in their people now will be a step ahead in
retaining their top talent.
|How to retain and engage your workforce can be found in the workforce management section of the Monster Resource Center.|