In today’s fickle world where opportunities abound, creating an atmosphere where employees feel engaged and loyal is very important from the business’ perspective. Loyal employees add value to the organization, and their attitude rubs off on others around them, which results in a positive atmosphere across the organization.
Here are some tips on improving employee loyalty:
Show them growth
No one likes to be stagnant in their job roles. Doing the same thing day after day, year after year, can make even the most loyal of employees reconsider their position in the organization. That’s why you need to make sure that they are growing in position and responsibilities periodically.
There needs to be a program wherein employees are rewarded with more work and better opportunities the more they stay with the company.
Offer and receive feedback
Most organizations do the first part well – offer employees feedback on how they should improve. It is the second part – receiving feedback – that they miss out on. This is something that gets employees’ goat.
To show that you value employees’ opinion, it is necessary to institute a program of offering and receiving feedback. Employees can offer valuable opinions on how to improve things at the office.
Culture is the undercurrent that pretty much decides everything at the workplace. Not many managers give importance to improving organizational culture but the lack of it can make people disgruntled and demotivated, and eventually disloyal. Therefore, the organizational culture has to be improved so that people can feel proud to belong to the organization.
Apart from the above, there are other things like quick grievance redressal, rewards and recognition programs, routine appreciations, and giving them important responsibilities can make employees feel more valued and thus liable to make them more loyal.