3 crucial ways to beef up your employee retention strategy

Prioritize one-on-one meetings, shower workers with praise, and take transparency seriously.

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You’ve hired the best people.

They all have exceptional credentials and sparkling résumés. The problem? The spark has gone, and morale is circling the drain. Some employees have one foot out the door, and others have already thrown in the towel.

There’s an $8.5 trillion shortage of great talent—which adds to the strain, pain and financial drain of finding new hires.

All’s not lost, however. Let’s review a few key tactics for creating a high-retention culture.

1. Prioritize face-to-face meetings.

Most managers say they don’t have time to check in on staffers and hold regular one-on-one meetings.


One-on-ones don’t have to be painful or terribly time-consuming. Here’s how to make the most of them:

2. Let staffers soak in praise.

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