Are you losing top performers to the ongoing not-so-Great Resignation? You’re not alone. Almost 50% of employees are actively looking for a job or are planning to. With rising inflation, pandemic anxiety, and an ongoing talent crisis, workers’ needs have changed—and they have a lot more choices in the job market.
Creating an exceptional employee experience is crucial to retaining top talent.
But so much has changed over the last few years that it’s hard to know where to start. Assuming you’re offering a competitive wage (and if you’re not sure, ask your local PrideStaff recruiter to run a free supply and demand report), how else can you ensure you’re providing a rewarding and enjoyable work experience?
One way to get in touch with the needs of your employees is by conducting stay and exit interviews. These interviews make it easy for employees to share what matters most to them—and allow you an opportunity to learn what you can do better.
Other ways to improve the employee experience and retain top performers include offering:
Family-friendly benefits. Many workers struggle to balance the demands of work with family obligations. When employers offer family-focused benefits, they send a message of support and understanding to their employees. Consider offering benefits and perks like:
- Childcare subsidies
- Eldercare support
- Paid bereavement leave
- Scholarships or paid tuition for employees’ children
- Lactation rooms
- Insurance plans that include domestic partners
Paid volunteer time. The pandemic and recent social movements have raised global consciousness. Many employees seek opportunities to give back to their communities and the world. By offering paid volunteer opportunities, employers can help employees improve their world while engaging them with the company.
Wellness perks. Health and wellbeing are at the center of everyone’s minds these days. Show employees you care by offering perks that help them stay healthy and feel good, like:
- Gym or fitness app discounts
- Vaccination clinics
- Stress reduction classes
- Paid mental health days
- Health screenings
- Walking or running clubs
Flexible work options. Flexibility ranks high among the benefits employees appreciate the most. Consider allowing employees to choose their start times or work from home when possible.
Phased retirement. If you have talent you hate to lose to retirement, see if they would be willing to work on a contract or part-time basis. Perhaps they can document their knowledge in training manuals or mentor employees to pass on their expertise before leaving the company.
Another way to create a great employee experience is by remaining optimally staffed. Your local PrideStaff office can provide the qualified, hardworking talent you need to provide a rewarding and enjoyable work experience for all. Contact us today—we’re here to help!