Tips to having happy employees

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Every employer can tell you that their greatest asset is the good people who work for them. Right now, the focus is on retaining valued employees in a very competitive and booming marketplace.

The staffing experts from OnStaff USA say employee retention is the ability of a company to keep its employees happy so they do not want to go somewhere else to work. Studies show that employee mentoring programs along with incentive programs increase the likelihood for employees to stay at one employer.

Employee retention is a major issue confronting businesses today. What are companies doing to retain great people and talent?

  • Increasing pay rates
  • Giving benefits that are tailored to the needs of the individual
  • Providing career development opportunities
  • Giving feedback regularly
  • Providing communication on a one to one basis

OnStaff USA has an Employee Retention Coordinator. The sole responsibility of this person is to work directly with their associates and Client Companies to retain staff and keep them satisfied in their job.

Employment Retention Coordinator

  • Coordinates more communication
  • Delivers regular feedback
  • Implements employee surveys

It is important that people feel they are heard and that all of their questions are answered. Most turnover happens during the first four weeks of employment. The Employment Retention Coordinator at OnStaff talks to each of the associates every week the first four weeks to ensure they are happy with their job placement, they feel appropriately trained and communicated with, and all questions are answered.

The Employment Retention Coordinator also thanks people for a job well done, by delivering items such as cooling bands on hot days, ice cream to say thanks, and tours companies regularly just to say hello to associates.

OnStaff USA has implemented surveys to ask employees more questions on pay, benefits and what they are looking for on a long term basis. The data is then given to their clients and together they strategize to see what OnStaff can provide the employee to make a mutually beneficial working relationship.

For more information about OnStaff and a list of current openings, visit their website or call them at 1-800-GET-A-TEMP. OnStaff is based in Portage and has offices in Battle Creek, Otsego, and St. Joseph.

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