Investing in training, education and personal development is crucial for the long-term retention of employees. The majority of the time, you’re not going to find someone who fits your spec to a tee, so you need to be willing to invest in your people to get them where you need them to be. If you no longer have easy access to a particular skill set, your first port of call should be to look inwards to your team, and ask yourself; what can I do to build that skill set from within my current workforce?
Appealing to new employees, and keeping your current employees’ happy means engaging with them, understanding what you can do to make their lives better and in turn, make them more productive. This might mean embracing emerging working practices such as flexible or remote working, having a proper structure and plan in place for advancement, or offering a reward or bonus system to ensure your employees feel appreciated.
Contributors: James McDonagh from Nigel Frank International