With Madison’s/Dane County’s unemployment rate hovering around 3%, it’s no surprise a sizable portion of our radio and digital business is recruitment.
Just as, if not more, important to HR and sales managers? Retaining their best people.
Some things we observe that keep good employees from straying away:
Maybe the greatest motivator. Improving your peoples’ skills proves how much you value them. No on-going training at your place? Troubling.
Do it regularly. “Atta gal.” “I love your spirit!” “Great work Mary Lynn!” carry big-time retention weight. Slow down, look ’em in the eye, speak genuinely.
A former boss, Bill Eisner, handed me a $20 bill and said “take your sweetheart out for dinner.” (At the time, $20 covered the whole tab at elegant Weissgerber’s Gasthaus.)
Bringing a respected outsider carries even more weight.
An office with a window
Can make a huge impact. I know.
Competent sales assistant
Free a salesperson to spend more face-to-face selling time outside.
Modest Expense Account
*Responsive human resources person on premises
Without one, unresolved, slowly resolved health or vacation or ? issues can cause angst.
Small is OK. We do “pat-on-the-back recognition and birthday cake monthly. Fun and meaningful to me.
Encourage vacation time
Thanks for listening, your suggestions welcome.