Being equipped with a passionate, dedicated team is one of the best ways to guarantee success for your business. Not only do employees generate revenue and help progress the company’s mission, but they also act as representatives of your brand. Investing in your team literally and figuratively will keep retention rates high and workers engaged. With the current hiring climate being so tight, retaining strong employees is necessary for growth.
At LGC, we put great care into maintaining our team because we know they’re integral to the future of the company. Through various engagement techniques we aim to create a fun, supportive work environment, which in turn fosters employees committed to furthering the goal of the company.
Here are a few ways we help our team feel engaged:
Bonusly reports more than 70% of workers surveyed say they would leave their jobs to advance their careers. We’re big believers from promoting from within so employees can learn about different facets of the business while growing their career. (Check out more employee retention statistics from Bonusly here.)
On the last Friday of every month we send out The Staffer, a newsletter geared towards sharing exciting company news, celebrating promotions, birthdays, and anniversaries, and highlighting relevant industry information.
The person who correctly answers a riddle in The Staffer gets to choose the theme of our monthly Spirit Day. This is a fun way for the team to relax and get their colleagues involved in something they like. Recent themes have included western, Disney, and band shirts.
Who doesn’t love cake and candles for their birthday?
All team members are given two paid days off each year to spend volunteering with an organization or charity of their choice. Not only is this a great way to give back to the community, but it shows LGC cares about employee’s interests outside the office.
Employee retention is necessary for maintaining company morale, keeping costs down, and finding the next leaders of your organization. Finding simple yet effective ways to engage your team will ultimately lead to lower turnover and increased satisfaction across the business.