Steps to take to avoid new employees quitting

At some point during your working life, you or someone you know may quit a relatively new job. There could be many reasons behind the decision to leave; whether it’s a personal or professional choice. Employers won’t want a high turnover rate as this can lead to low employee morale but there are a number of steps you can take to avoid this. Citation Health & Safety Consultants recently ran a survey which found 73% of 45-54 year olds would leave a job due to a hostile environment, so by creating a positive place of work, this can help you retain staff. Here are a few steps you can take to avoid new employees from wanting to quit.

Show career progression

One reason why employees quit is because they don’t see a future at the job they’re currently in, which leads them to start looking elsewhere. To stop your company from becoming a stepping stone in someone’s career path, offer your staff the chance to progress within the company. New opportunities such as management roles can allow employees to increase their knowledge and motivation. Another way to increase enthusiasm among staff is by offering training opportunities where necessary. Not only will this be beneficial to your company but it will also add to employees list of skills.

Offer competitive salaries

Employees want rewarding for their hard work and dedication and you can show your appreciation by offering a fair wage. People are often lured away from their jobs because other companies are offering them more money. Ensure you have done your research into competitive salary ranges in your industry and area that the business is located. Review your employees’ salaries annually and increase them if they have met the required targets. By giving them targets to work towards with the promise of a pay rise, this will help create a positive attitude in the workplace.

Put good managers in place

Employees are likely to stay in a job where they are managed well, so make sure you are hiring the right people to manage teams. You want your company to be organised and running smoothly so a manager who has a good working relationship with their team is vital. The survey by Citation also showed that 70% of 18-24 year olds would quit because of bad management so ensure that any toxicity within the company is dealt with accordingly.

These are just a few steps you can take to create a positive working environment and to stop new employees quitting so soon.

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