Often when top talent turns in their resignation, it is the first indicator that they were ever unhappy. If you want to retain your best performers and prevent turnover, you must be diligent about monitoring their job satisfaction so you can address and resolve issues before they escalate and cause them to leave. Keep your employees happy by asking these questions:
How do you feel about your current workload and responsibilities?
Being overworked is a significant cause of stress for employees and can lead to burnout. Alternatively, if their duties become stagnant and they no longer feel challenged, they may also be bored and dissatisfied with their jobs. Check-in with your employees to gauge their feelings about their current workload and responsibilities. Identify if you need to delegate some of their tasks or think of new and interesting projects for them to reinvigorate their passion.
Do you have the training you need to perform your job duties?
A common factor in employee happiness is feeling like they have the tools and resources they need to do their jobs successfully. Even if they received initial training, your employees may need refreshers or to learn new skills to keep pace with the changing demands of their positions or updated industry best practices. Asking about their perspective on the training they receive can help you determine if you are offering adequate professional development.
What are your career goals?
If employees begin to feel like they do not have a future at your company, they are more likely to look for opportunities elsewhere. Retain your top talent by asking about their career goals. Understanding their long-term objectives gives you the opportunity to develop ways for them to grow within your organization rather than leaving to make progress on their goals.
Is there anything concerning you? What stresses you out the most?
It can be difficult to pinpoint issues through casual observation, especially if your employees work autonomously. If you want to keep employees happy, make it a priority to check in regularly and ask about areas of concern and stress. Even if there is nothing you can do to alleviate the main issue (i.e., the nature of the job itself), simply asking shows employees you care about their wellbeing and makes them feel more appreciated and less alone.
How is your job impacting your personal life? Do you have the work-life balance you need?
Work-life balance is crucial in overall employee satisfaction. If your employees feel like they can never leave on time, take days off for personal obligations, or are always being contacted about work matters when they are off, they can become burnt out. Assess their feelings on work-life balance so you can make any necessary changes before you risk them leaving.
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