3 Years and 4 months. That is the national average tenure in a job in Australia. That is up to 3 jobs in a decade! And that’s if you’re lucky.
As a business owner, it is your job to make your employees stay longer and be as productive as they can be when they are still with you.
From a business' stand point, the longer your employees stay, the more cost effective it is for you. The hiring process, training and the amount of time needed for a person to be at their most productive, costs money.
Though there are no guarantees that your employees will choose to stay with you, there are some things that you can do to make them want to stay.
Loyalty is intangible. It’s something that you build, something that develops and something that you cannot demand on people
Some of the many things that you can do to build a relationship with your employees are;
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Responsibility empowers employees & makes them feel proud about their job no matter how small their role is.
There is this very inspiring story of a businessman who visited a school at a third world country and he met one of the best employees ever, a cleaner.
The janitor caught the businessman's eye because he was enthusiastically greeting students, teachers, and visitors with a big smile on his face despite the chaos and the very long corridor that he needs to clean.
The businessman asked the janitor why and his answer blew him away. He said, he has to keep the place clean so his colleagues can concentrate on teaching and moulding the students to becoming better people.
If that is not an employee of the decade material, what is?
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These take time to develop and really ingrain in the culture of your company. It takes effort and awareness at first but once you’re able to create processes and systems that encourage the above, they will all become a normal part of your company.