Managers know they require a good team to meet their business deliverables. What can a manager do to keep their talent?
It starts at the recruiting stage by creating a clear job description so you know the qualifications of the right candidates, otherwise you will hire on whether you like the person or not. Of course liking a candidate is important, but as a criteria for hiring, you may not find the talent that performs at a high level.
After you bring the person aboard, integrating the employee into your company and providing the training necessary for them to succeed in their role.
The above is perfect ground work for a successful work relationship between a manager and their team members. Though in order to keep them interested in the company for the long haul, you job as a manager has just begun.
You have to build a strong relationship with each member of your team by
communicating, listening and appreciating.
“Why Your Employees Are Leaving” by Renee Sylvestre-Williams on Forbes.com:
If employees don’t get along with their managers, don’t like them or don’t respect them, they will leave a company despite a high salary or great benefits. A bad manager is a big factor in employee performance. A good manager, no matter the salary, will inspire loyalty.
In managing employees, you will increase your employee’s performance by the simple act of appreciating their contributions. It’s a two fold benefit, because both of you feel good about the performance and second, you as their manager, are more in tune with their abilities and can foster growth for each person.
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