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- Policy, Research & Planning
Policy, Research & Planning
Promoting, Protecting, Guiding and Empowering Our People
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For an organisation to do well and earn profits it
is essential that the high potential employees stick
to it for a longer duration and contribute effectively.
The employees who spend a considerable amount of
time tend to be loyal and committed towards the
management and always decide in favour of the
organisation. When you meet someone, there is hardly
any attachment in the beginning, but as the friendship
matures, a sense of loyalty and trust develops. In the
same way, when an individual spends a good amount
of time in an organisation, he gets emotionally bonded
to it and strives hard for furthering the brand image
of the organisation.
The management can t completely put a full stop
to the process of employees quitting their jobs but
can control it to a large extent.
Let us go through some strategies to retain an indi-
• An employee looks for a change when his job
becomes monotonous and does not offer anything
new. It is essential for everyone to enjoy whatever
he does. The responsibilities must be delegated accord-
ing to the individual s specialisation and interests. It
is the responsibility of the team leader to assign chal-
lenging work to his team members for them to enjoy
work and do not treat it as a burden. Performance
reviews are important to find out whether the employ-
ees are really happy with their work or not.
• Constant disputes among employees encourage
them to go for a change. Conflicts must be avoided
to maintain the decorum of the place and avoid
spreading negativity around. Promote activities which
bring the employees closer. Organise outdoor picnics,
informal get together for the employees to know each
other better and strengthen the bond among them-
selves. Let them make friends at the workplace whom
they can really trust. Friendship among employees
is one strong factor which helps to retain employees.
Individuals who have reliable friends at the workplace
are reluctant to move on for the sake of friendship.
No one likes to leave an organisation where he gets
mental peace. It is essential to have a cordial envi-
ronment at the workplace.
• The human resource department must ensure
that it is hiring the right candidate. Frustration crops
up whenever there is a mismatch. A finance profes-
sional if is hired for a marketing profile would definitely
end up being frustrated and look for a change. The
right candidate must be hired for the right profile.
While recruiting a new candidate, one should also
check his track record. An individual who has changed
his previous jobs frequently would also not stick to
the present one and thus should not be hired.
• Employee recognition is one of the most important
factors which go a long way in retaining employees.
Nothing works better than appreciating the employees.
Their hard work must be acknowledged. Monetary
benefits such as incentives, perks, cash prize also
motivate the employees to a large extent and they
prefer sticking to the organisation. The performers
must have an upper edge and should get a special
treatment from the management.
• Performance appraisals are also important for
an employee to stay motivated and avoid looking for
a change. The salary hike should be directly propor-
tional to the hard work put by the employees. Partiality
must be avoided as it demotivates the talented ones
and prompt them to look for a better opportunity.
• The salary of the employees must be discussed
at the time of the interview. The components of the
salary must be transparent and thoroughly discussed
with the individuals at the time of joining to avoid
confusions later. The individuals should be made to
join only when the salary as well as other terms and
conditions are acceptable to them.
• The company s rules and regulations should be
made to benefit the employees. They should be
employee friendly. Allow them to take a leave on
their birthdays or come a little late once or twice in
a month. It is important for the management to
understand the employees to gain their trust and
confidence. The consistent performers must also
have a say in the company s decisions for them to
Employee retention strategies
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