Hiring Wisdom: The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Employee Turnover

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In order to minimize employee turnover, you’ve got to:

  1. Hire tough. Set high standards and never lower the bar;
  2. Let new employees know why their jobs are important;
  3. Never think: ”It’s just an entry-level job.” Those jobs most directly impact your customers experiences;
  4. Pay the highest wages you can afford. When you pay more, you can expect and get more;
  5. Give the first pay raise as soon as the new employee deserves a raise, not on pre-set time schedule, but on a productivity or learning schedule;
  6. Give recognition when recognition is deserved;
  7. Train for process, not for speed;
  8. Help the new employee make friends at work;
  9. Make work FUN;
  10. Learn to fail fast. When you make a hiring mistake, cut your losses immediately.

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

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Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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