Every business has a talented group of workers who routinely exceed expectations, but employers often miss the chance to highlight these incredible workers. When workers don’t feel appreciated or seen, especially when going out of their way to do extra work, they leave for other workplaces that value them and show appreciation for their highest performers. If you’ve felt you could do better at keeping high-quality employees at your company, consider these ways to show employees you care.
Find Your High Performers and Show Your Appreciation
In every sector of your company, you have dozens of top-notch talents looking to find new ways to solve problems, finish a task faster, and ensure everyone in their department feels heard and seen. However, this top talent may go unnoticed at times. Take some time to show your appreciation and give the high performers the recognition they deserve.
Employees appreciate being recognized for their hard work and dedication. However, your appreciation doesn’t need to stop there. You can start investing in their professional journeys by offering new growth opportunities, too.
Offer High-Performing Employees New Growth Opportunities
You should also offer high-performing employees growth prospects so that they can learn new skills to further their careers. Start working with your HR department to create various job paths that make it easier for highly skilled workers to understand what they need to do to move into more advanced roles.
You can start by offering training sessions in specific areas of their role. Suppose their role is a sales representative; this job has many layers that sales reps can explore, such as learning team management. Other things to offer include learning other sales areas, such as frictionless sales in inbound marketing.
However, as you offer these different pathways and training sessions, be open to feedback, and allow employees to express their discontent. Allowing employees to speak their minds can lead to a stronger workforce.
Let Employees Express Their Discontent
Employees who speak their minds openly succeed more often in their departments. So, as you start letting workers express their frustrations, use their feedback to make improvements. Employees who discuss work issues openly and in a professional manner can still be considered the best talent.
Pay Your Top Talent More
Top talent deserves only the best. The best way to know if you are offering a competitive and fair salary is to analyze your employees’ work. Deciding a worker’s pay based on job title vs. role is the worst way to determine compensation. When you set a salary based on title alone rather than an employee’s responsibilities and merit, you don’t account for the fact that many employees’ do more than they’re expected and often complete tasks that go beyond the scope of their job title.
The best ways to retain high-quality employees at your company begin with assessing how you value your workers. A successful business always looks to its top talent for ways to improve and foster growth; these practices make it easier for other employees to become as successful as your top talent.