You’re leaving me? Why?
It turns out that the number one reason people leave their jobs is because of a lack of career advancement. That’s what a report from Linkedin “How and why people leave their jobs’ showed. Now we know that employees who leave can end up costing the company a lot. But the report also showed that almost half of those who left would consider staying if their employees actually tried to do something about it.
So how can we address this? It’s quite simple. Have a conversation with your employees regularly about their career development, and then, try to equip them with the right tools to plan for and achieve the goals they seek. That might start with asking where they see themselves in a few years time, helping them to set goals, supporting training, mentorship schemes or membership of a relevant professional body. Employees need to feel you value them enough to care about and to invest in their future.
For those people who have left your organisation, have you ever considered a strategy to get them back? Does this sound far fetched? This entrepreneur article looks at ways to do exactly that, entice departing talent to return. Their four key pointers are:
- Tell them they are welcome back
- Keep in touch on social media
- Write a great reference, and if they are really worth it,
- Offer them more to entice them back.
Gone does not have to mean gone forever.