It should come as no surprise that employers put a great deal of time, effort, and money in to recruiting top-notch talent. After locating the best of the best, gears shift toward retaining employees, and many companies go to great lengths to do this. One way organizations create a retention plan is by regularly asking current team members for ideas they can use to improve and make their workplace even better.
Time and time again, employers are told that increased communication would make a world of difference from the vantage point of employees:
· Business Value: Newsletters can be used as a vehicle to share lots of information. They are a great way to share updates to the organization’s mission, vision, values, goals, and objectives. When team members understand fully the direction the employer is driving toward, they are better able to stay on target and help meet those goals.
· Metrics: There is nothing more frustrating than working for an organization that doesn’t provide detail as to how on track employees are to meeting company metrics. After all, “… By providing regular updates within the newsletter, organizations can share messages about specific areas in which the organization is struggling. The team can then focus on moving closer in the areas the organization is failing to meet metrics, and close the gap between current status and desired outcome.
· Employee Engagement: Keeping employees engaged is the easiest way to improve retention and reduce recruiting costs. By asking employees to share their you can ensure they are reading about topics that are important to them. You can even ask them to contribute as writers! Additionally, you can use this as a tool to share great news: birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, births, weddings, and more. Positive news will build morale and may be the reason some employees glance at the newsletter to begin with, and will likely keep them coming back for more.
· Retention: It should come as no surprise that employees who have a sense of purpose, are engaged, feel that there are advancement opportunities, are encouraged to train, feel they are valued, and believe in the work they are doing stay with an employer longer. Sharing these opportunities with team members via the employee newsletter will help reduce retention, thus positively impacting the bottom line by reducing the recruiting spend.
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