How Do I Retain Workers During the Great Resignation? 

Employee retention has become more difficult recently and many managers report noticing an increase in employee turnover. Prompted by changes in employment environments and wage growth, the great resignation (also sometimes referred to as the great reshuffle) is a term used to describe U.S. employees voluntarily leaving their job, either to pursue a more attractive pay rate or to try out a new industry. 

But unfortunately for employers, high employee turnover is expensive. The great resignation has impacted productivity and left many positions unfilled, but there are steps you can take to keep your organization staffed and improve employee satisfaction. For example, when employee turnover is high, temporary staffing can provide relief. Connect with an employment expert at Staffing Network to discuss your hiring goals.

Staff Retention and Growth Opportunities 

One of the problems of high turnover is hiring managers often turn to the problem at hand and overlook the employees who have not given notice. This can create more staffing issues, because if an employee feels ignored and unhappy, they may opt to become a part of the great resignation themselves. Providing employee incentives and opportunities for growth can help. 

Examples of employee incentives:

  • Professional development training sessions
  • Financial boosts, such as a bonus or raise
  • Access to wellness programs
  • Company social events
  • Awards and recognition programs
  • Team building volunteer events
  • Educational opportunities
  • Flexible schedules
  • Fun, rewarding work environment

Forward-thinking managers will make the moves necessary to retain employees before they begin considering leaving the organization. Part of this process could include talking to key employees about what they enjoy about their jobs and what skills they would like to learn in the future.

Temporary Staff Can Help During the Great Resignation

Of course, employee retention programs take time, and hiring managers are already busy with their daily assignments. If you are a manager juggling open positions and the productivity of current employees, know that a staffing firm can assist in filling staff gaps so you can focus on other priorities. Plus, staffing upheavals are a great time to step back and consider the structure of your organization. It may be an opportunity to regroup, eliminating open positions and creating new ones, for instance.

Temporary staff is an ideal solution for staffing shortages during the great resignation. After all, bringing in staffing support can foster higher morale for full-time employees who may experience an increased workload because of another’s departure. And temp workers have varied areas of expertise, meaning you can onboard a short-term hire with exactly the background you need to stay on top of deadlines and produce quality work. 

Employees resigning can be stressful, but know that a positive outcome is possible. Connect with a staffing firm today to move forward with staff recruitment. 

Are you worried about staffing because you have recently had a few employees give their notice? Our experts have solutions. Staffing Network Is a full-service staffing and recruiting firm that specializes in light/skilled industrial, engineering, and operations professionals. Connect with the Staffing Network today.