According to a recent study, the average 25-year-old has already worked 6.3 jobs, which means almost a different job every year if this person began working at age 18.
People are no more staying with one company for decades or for an entire career. They are more likely to move around.
Nowadays, if you want to keep your people happy and working for you longer, you have to go beyond benefits. You have to make them feel mentally stimulated and growing professionally.
The best way is to keep on communicating with them.
Below are some questions you can ask them to make sure they are happy with their jobs and eventually with you.
1. What Are Your Short- and Long-Term Goals With the Company?
This question is normally asked during the recruitment process. However, few persons think of asking it beyond that initial stage. The answers to this question will let you know your employees’ goals and can help you make sure you are offering them a work environment that is able to stimulate them.
People grow professionally and their goals may change. By asking this kind of questions once a year, will help you offer more flexibility to accommodate their new situations.
2. Are You Satisfied With Your Current Responsibilities?
By asking this question every once in a while, you will be able to see whether people are feeling satisfied and fulfilled in their current positions. Accordingly, you can choose to switch responsibilities and positions in case you find that some employees are not providing high quality work.
3. Do You Feel You Have Had Suitable Training to Fulfill Your Job Duties?
Make sure every now and then that your employees have the proper training to continue to be successful in their work. According to many surveys, employees are much more likely to stay within a company if they feel like they are growing professionally. When you give your employees opportunities to more educational and professional development, you will show them that you care about their growth.
4. What Are You Working on That I Can Help You With?
It is always a good idea to ask at least once a week your employees what they are currently working on, and how you can help them, and if they have any ideas for new projects. This will allow you to make sure they stay excited and engaged. Usually, employees who feel their ideas are being heard and carried out are more likely to stay with a company.
5. Do You Have the Support You Need?
Make sure your staff have the support they need from you and from others as most projects require your team members to collaborate with people in a few different departments, which can be difficult enough.
6. How Was Your Weekend?
This is not an insignificant question. It shows that you really care about the overall happiness of your employees’ lives outside of work.
In conclusion, the happier your employees are in their position and with you, the longer they will stay. Therefore, always make sure to maintain this spirit in the workplace.