In the past this wasn’t a concern. People were considered replaceable. Organisational assets consisted of tangible things like the property and equipment that an organisation owned. Not any more. Now people, particularly talented ones, are often an organisation’s most valuable present and future assets.
They keep the organisation running, help generate revenue, keep your customers satisfied and not only contain the intellectual property of the organisation, they also hold the keys to your future success.
Leading organisations understand the importance of investing in their employees. The principles of keeping someone happy in their job are simple. The following suggestions may help to make your employees happier in their jobs and keep them on longer.
- Showing respect
- Providing opportunities for promotion
- Paying adequately
- Providing opportunities to take responsibility and initiative
- Knowing your employees
- Offering positive feedback
- Offering long-term security
- Investing in your employees
So why are organisations having so much trouble hanging onto talent? Why do talent become so disillusioned and leave? Employees want to feel valued and have their opinions listened to and respected.
The best run and most successful organisations know that their employees are the heart of the business. They realise that providing the right environment and opportunities for development will help both their employees and their business to flourish.