Improving staff retention is key in business, along with growing and attracting new staff. At AutoSkills UK, we help businesses across the country with finding the best in the business. We specialise in Dealerships, Bodyshop & Repair and Truck & Bus roles. Each of our specialist consultants bring specific sector experience to the table that's based on years working in the field. So, you're safe in the knowledge we'll always match the right talent to the right organisation. Here’s our tips on retaining your staff, and attracting new ones.
Focus on supporting a Line Manager, who can be the key communicator for specific staff. Often, employees feel their voices isn’t being heard or they’re unsure who is best to report to. Having a strong management system, with a key Line Manager, will help drive an individual's performance and behaviour. This should also be the person who communicates messages on behalf of the business, with regular updates and news, which is good practice in illuminating the need for employees to speak to someone with queries.
Benefits & Assets
Does your organisation culture align with a talent’s personal values? This is something to consider, when looking at your business as a whole. We’ve shared Measuring Employee Loyalty before and at AutoSkills, recommend having bonus and pay-rise opportunities. This is an important part in recognising an employee’s hard work however, there are many other benefits that you could increase as an incentive. Reduced-cost gym membership, driving lessons, retirement funds, insurance, tuition reimbursement and even regular social events outside the office. These are just a few examples that will support employees in wanting to stay with your business, and attract new talent.
The right people in the right role, often have a career plan. Organisations that help invest in an employee’s future, by putting them on courses or training, helping improve their skill set, in a great way to nurture talent for long-term employment. Not everyone is wanting to climb the career ladder, but employees do want recognition, feedback, responsibility and awareness, all worth considering.
There are many great ways to attract new employees and retain your current ones, and at AutoSkills UK, we pride ourselves on offering that support. If you’re looking to grow, get in touch and we can help support you in finding your next talent!