Employees come and go. That’s the way of the world, unfortunately. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
It takes time and effort to find the right people for your tech company. You might interview some seriously talented people, but unless they assimilate into your existing team with no drama, the placement won’t work. It’s rather like trying to squeeze a square peg into a round hole: no matter how hard you hit it with a hammer, it just won’t fit.
When you are able to recruit the right people, you quite naturally want to hang on to them. After all, the cost of recruitment can be pretty high, especially if you have to use a specialist recruitment agency. So how can you ensure you hold on to your employees in today’s competitive job market?
Perfect Your Recruitment Process
First and foremost, you should make it a priority to hire the right people. You can get a head start by crafting any recruitment ads you post very carefully. Be sure to include all of the skills you require: creativity, technical knowhow, etc., as this will weed out the majority of the most unsuitable candidates. Anyone who does make it through to the interview stage will at least have the right skills.
Increase Workplace Morale
Creating a sense of morale in the workplace is really important. If your employees don’t feel valued or appreciated, they won’t want to stick around for very long. Big tech companies such as Google and Microsoft go to extraordinary lengths to ensure their employees are happy bunnies at work. In return, they expect them to work extra hard.
Striking the right balance can be difficult, but there are several things you can do to boost morale in the workplace that also benefit you as an employer. Promoting continuous professional development is one of these things. There are a number of great course providers  out there, so make sure you encourage your employees to continue learning and increasing their skillset. In return, they will feel more appreciated and inclined to stick around.
Be a Caring Employer
Caring employers actually do care about their staff. They appreciate that an employee is not just a number. They pay attention to what is happening in an employee’s personal life, when their birthday is, and if they have a baby due soon. All of these things matter greatly to employees and is one of the reasons why an employee will show great loyalty and stay, even when they are offered a more lucrative position at a rival company.
Pay Market Rates
It is important to pay current market rates. Anything less and your most talented employees will soon be poached by rival tech companies. It is also worth increasing salaries annually (if you can afford to), so they stay in line with current market rates.
The tech industry is a great place to be right now, but if you want your business to continue thriving, you need to work hard to hang on to your most talented staff.