5 Tips for Retaining Your Best Employees by Rocklin and Roseville Attorney

best-employeeHiring people to work at your business can be a time consuming process. It is also one that can be expensive. This is especially true if the people you hire don’t stay. Worse yet, you have good employees who do their job well, and they end up leaving for other opportunities or because they are just not happy where they are at your company. Retaining good employees is a challenge that all businesses face, including those in the Rocklin and Sacramento areas.

Retaining your best employees will save your company money in the long run. It will also help company morale and keep it running smoothly. Here are 5 tips for retaining your best employees:

  1. Provide training. You may have some good employees yet they feel like they can’t adequately do their job without the right training. Speak to them to see what kind of training they need, and then provide it. The small investment you make into providing them with training, if there is a cost involved, is going to be a fraction of what it takes to hire a new employee.
  2. Show appreciation. Providing some good feedback can go a long way toward helping your employees feel that they are valued. Be sure to provide regular appreciation so that they feel that they are a valued part of your team.
  3. Allow for growth. Most good employees would like to be able to grow with the company. If they can’t, and they ready for growth, they will have no choice but to feel they need to leave for another company. Look for ways to help your good employees grow, so that they use that growth to help your company, rather than your competitor’s.
  4. Maintain communication. Open communication is essential to having an effective relationship with your good employees. Regularly meet with them to discuss issues, challenges, and ideas. Listen to their input and consider what they have to say, so they feel valued and a part of the company success and growth.
  5. Be a coach. A coach is one that guides their team players to victory. See the strengths in your best employees and put that to work helping them succeed. At the same time, your company will reap the rewards.

Keeping good employees is essential for the cohesiveness of most corporations. A high turnover rate can be detrimental to the company culture, as well as the amount of work that is being done. It can be a costly mistake to lose good employees. Making some regular effort to keep those employees happy will be well worth the time it takes. In the long run, they will end up keeping you happy, too!


The Law Offices of Terry L. Gilbeau provides personalized counsel to clients in a variety of business and personal matters, including creditors’ rights, debt collection, products liability and international transaction issues. His office is located in Rocklin, CA, just outside of Sacramento, CA, near Roseville, Lincoln, Auburn, in Placer County and can be reached at (916-626-5539) or email Terry at tgilbeau@gilbeaulaw.com. Click here for the firm website http://www.gilbeaulaw.com/

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