One of the hardest challenges for many small businesses is maintaining a consistent staff. With limited resources, a small business may struggle with keeping employees and being able to maintain consistent staff. High turnover rates are a bad look for any New York business, large or small, and can impact your overall odds of financial success. Instead of letting your small business struggle at the start of the decade with staffing, use these tips to reduce turnover in 2020.
Find Alternatives To Save Costs
Instead of saving on operational expenses by cutting down on employees, look for other places to draw savings from first. For example, instead of helping your manufacturing business save by cutting jobs, look for ways to make the manufacturing process more affordable. Another material could be available that’s cheaper and easier to work with. Reaction Injection Molding is the process by which molded polyurethane parts are made. In the process, two liquid components are mixed and injected into the mold where they chemically react and cure. Depending on your current materials, this is one place you can look for additional funding that can keep you from having to lose employees.
One of the key factors that can lead to a chronic problem with employee turnover is frustration. An employee who is regularly or frequently frustrated while on the job is much more likely to leave. Improving and maximizing the efficiency of your processes can help you retain employees and save money at the same time. For example, depending on your business, going paperless could be a more efficient solution that will help employees get their jobs done faster. A typical US business will increase its paper output by 25% per year, but going paperless can make it easier to access important information while using fewer resources.
Take Care Of Employees
Reducing employee turnover might be as simple as fixing other elements of your business; however, sometimes keeping employees with your company requires a more direct approach. Taking better care of your employees by providing benefits and fixing potentially challenging aspects of the job can motivate employees to stay for longer. Pay attention to how the requirements of a job could be physically demanding on employees. A human lifting a 10-kilogram box puts approximately 180 kilograms of force on their spine. A person regularly doing this for their job may require extra options for healthcare, or the job may need to be restructured to avoid this repetitive motion.
Invest In People Who Perform
Finally, when attempting to reduce employee turnover, make sure you’re rewarding the correct employees and that you’re doing so frequently enough. Working in any position for too long can be draining, especially without evidence of growth or progress. Provide acknowledgment when your employees succeed, and create opportunities for those who have been working for you for longer. The more room there is for upward mobility, the more likely it is your best workers will stay with your company longer.
Employee turnover can be a killer of new businesses both large and small. For your local business to thrive in 2020, you’ll want to reduce employee turnover as much as possible. How do you plan to help your small business thrive this year?