This coming week I will be talking with some companies in my area on behalf of my local SHRM chapter (North Alabama SHRM). This topic will be focused on retention, and I wanted to see if you had any insights, tips, or other considerations. I will pull any suggestions together and put them into the presentation for the attendees to benefit from your point of view.
So, what do you say? Care to share some of your thoughts on employee retention? If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few possible discussion questions. Feel free to pick one to answer if you don’t already have specific suggestions…
- Should organizations do regular “stay” interviews? Why or why not?
- What can exit interviews tell us about retention/turnover?
- What should our target be as far as retention goes? Is 100% reasonable? If yes, why? If no, why not?
- How does recruiting play into retention efforts? What about training? Benefits? Other focus areas of HR?
- What does the average employee tenure say about your company’s retention efforts?
- What is the best way we can approach retention strategically? By focusing heavily on the relationship between manager and employee, by focusing on a culture that makes people want to stay, or something else?
Thanks! Looking forward to seeing what you guys have to share. I know the attendees of the event will really appreciate your insights. As always, if you have ideas or requests for other topics, feel free to reach out!