5 ways to attract, inspire and retain employees

Engagement is at the core of recruitment and retention, not to mention productivity. Try these approaches to improve internal connections and accelerate your business.

It’s hard these days for employers to keep their best resource—employees.

How can you maintain a strong pool of highly productive employees? Simple—keep them happy.

Sure, you could pay them more, but that’s not always feasible, nor is it necessarily the best tactic. Making sure they’re satisfied, appreciated and challenged in the office will make a huge difference.

Here are five ways you can improve your employee connections without breaking the bank:

1. Communicate effectively. No one likes to be left in the dark, especially not your employees. Providing clear, high-level communication on corporate strategy will improve employee morale and provide clarity about how their efforts contribute value to the company. Consider sharing company goals, vision and culture on platforms other than handbooks or email. Intranet software tools such as message boards and discussion forums are an effective way to distribute information throughout your organization.

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