We have made mention before the current labor shortage most companies are experiencing. While people may be enjoying a time away from the daily grind, sooner or later, the vast majority will have to return to work. Many mindsets, however, have been permanently changed. The workforce will return, but with a different set of expectations.
People are going to look for companies that invest in their employees. Providing training and cultivating a culture of inclusion is key to attracting and retaining employees. It is no longer just about the paycheck. You must be a company known for taking care of your employees and your customers.
Be willing to rethink and focus on the individual. Work with employees on their schedules, make them feel special. Show them you want them there. Everyone wants to be where they are appreciated. At the end of the day, when you are nice to your employees, they want to stay. The old rules don’t apply anymore.
In the new landscape, management may not be for everyone. Make sure you know what you are getting into. Make the effort to stay close to the employees you still have. The ones that are still around are long-term people; make sure you take care of them. Seek to gain understanding and then make the effort to meet people where they are by eliminating stressors when it is within your ability to do so.
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