Businesses should not let their employees jump ship. Employees leaving for a competitor is a problem. Employees who quit without another job lined up because they hate their working conditions reflects an even worse scenario. Darius Fisher, the president of Status Labs, wrote an interesting article for Forbes about employee retention and turnover. The article provides both advice and warnings to managers who do not take the duty of keeping employees from quitting seriously.
Losing employees goes hand-in-hand with losing money. There are costs associated with hiring and training employees. This is to say nothing of the down time associated with vacancies in the office. Darius Fisher provides some basic advice for reducing the chances of employees departing.
Fisher suggests office managers should do everything from schedule “fun day” events to paying for employees’ lunches once a week to throwing birthday parties for workers. Little things do have big effects. They help employees feel special which, in turn, makes them want to stay put in a job.
Darius Fisher put an enormous amount of time and energy into making sure Status Labs is a great place for employees to work. Everything from allowing employees to bring pets to work with them to increasing the compensation options have instituted to ensure employees feel thrilled about the time they spend working for the company. This, in turn, increases the desire on the part of the employees to work their hardest for the clients the company represents. While Fisher’s copywriting background does fuel much of his business success, so does his human resources acumen.
Status Labs focuses on reputation management and digital marketing, two disciplines Fisher has great experience with. Fisher’s work for the company is consistently acclaimed. He has been asked to speak at prestigious industry events and is frequently the subject of interviews with top websites.
Fisher’s experience in running the company has led him to understand certain facts about employee retention. He is a huge proponent of effective internal communications and recognizing good work and extra effort. Following his tips would make good sense. Follow Darius on Facebook to keep up with more of his news and events.
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