Real-life advice from a real-life recruiter

Today’s blog is a continuance from the previous blog “Money Isn’t Everything”. Check out what Michael Jalbert suggests as important questions to help in the retention of your team members.

Michael Jalbert, president of MRINetwork Consider asking questions to enhance communications between managers and employees. He suggests you’ll often discover things about your company culture or work environment that need “fixing” and you can do so by asking the following questions:

  • If you could make any changes about your job, what would they be?
  • What things about your job do you want to stay as they are?
  • If you could go back to any previous position and stay for an extended period of time, which one would it be and why?
  • If you suddenly became financially independent, what would you miss most about your job?
  • In the morning, does your job make you jump out of bed or hit the snooze button?
  • What makes for a great day?
  • What can we do to make your job more satisfying?
  • What can we do to support your career goals?
  • Do you get enough recognition?
  • What can we do to keep you with us?

Jalbert also says, the key to keeping employees, he adds, is promptly addressing issues that could lead to their leaving, and to make sure they clearly understand situations that can’t be easily changed.

What questions would you or do you ask your employees to maintain retention?

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