Employee Attraction and Retention


Attract, Keep, Celebrate

Every team has goals. Maybe you want to cut employment costs, stop spending so much time on recruitment, or find a way to boost employee engagement. Maybe you aren’t looking to hire anyone new, but would rather understand how to celebrate the team you have. For any of these goals (and many more), employee retention is an excellent solution. Let’s explore exactly how, by reviewing five key factors that help drive not just employee attraction, but retention as well. 

Here are some strategies and things to consider when creating a workspace increases employee retention. 

  1. 1. Appreciation – Beyond metrics and results, it’s not far off to say that most people want to be recognized and valued for who they are and what gifts they bring to the table. Think of ways to get your staff members involved in projects where their unique gifts shine. Appreciation can look different for everyone, and whether it's a one-on-one meeting with a manager, public recognition,  or a written note, a simple “thank you” can go a long way. Integrating Waddell display cases, such as our Prominence Case or our Heritage Case can assist in showcasing your team's wins, achievements and serve as a reminder to your staff that their work matters.

  2. 2. Respect – Employees desire a workspace that is ethical and treats them with respect. To feel included and seen for who they are, keep your employees in the loop, communicate often and truly value their input. Otherwise, they may search for an employer who will. Employees want to be able to reach their full potential with organizations that provide equitable career opportunities, accommodate them, and include them. Organizations with these practices drive creativity, innovation, and strong results by sharing ideas, and best practices.

  3. 3. Ability to Grow – Everyone knows what it feels like to hit that ceiling in your work. For most people, they want to have opportunities to learn and grow professionally through training, coaching, constructive feedback and so on. Managers would benefit greatly from communicating to their team where they see them growing in the company, and giving them goals to work towards.

  4. 4. Providing Leadership – As a manager, it’s too easy to get wrapped up into the swirls of daily work. Employees want goals in place so that they understand what they need to achieve, and so that we are all on the same page – no surprises. As managers, it is our sacred responsibility to provide the tools, training, coaching, and feedback for people to succeed and to have a positive career experience. Good managers thrive on seeing their teams succeed and can do so by creating a space where collaboration and solo focused work can get done with ease.

  5. 5. Work-Life Balance – This is arguably the most important aspect of any workplace. Our work is what we do with most of our lives, and it is important to employees that they have the opportunity to be happy and healthy. We spend more time in the workplace than we do with our children, spouses, partners, friends, and family. All of us want to be excited about coming to work each day, and to enjoy our work and colleagues – by balancing work with personal time, we can show up to each arena fully. It’s critical to remember that now matter how many hours we are working, that we take time off, prioritize our families and friends, and spend time doing the things that recharge us and fill our cup.

  6. 6. Office Environment – It’s important to create multi-faceted workspaces that support and encourage both collaborative work and solo focused work, as well as sparking creativity. Spaces that flow and support all needs ensure your team that they aren’t lacking the tools to create amazing work. Pieces like Define and Pallet Mobile create intentional spaces that are created and recreated as many times as you need to fit any space or any need.

By focusing on even just one of the positive habits and making it part of your work culture, company morale and the overall feel of your business can drastically shift. How will you make your staff feel appreciated and valued in the New Year?