Businesses should engage staff to retain them

The importance of keeping staff motivated and engaged for retention purposes has been highlighted in a new survey, writes.

Recruitment consultant, Robert Half, has revealed that the perennial challenge faced by senior finance staff is how to retain staff. A survey of 200 finance directors and chief financial officers found that 66 per cent were anxious of losing top talent in the next twelve months.

An analysis showed that the inability to integrate with team members, poor fit with culture and expectations not being met were among the ‘top reasons’ why finance staff resigned.

The results emphasise just how crucial it is to keep staff morale high, especially when day to day tasks can be a little ‘dry’. Fortunately, this is not hard to do. Organising team building events, arranging an amazing corporate Christmas party or even selecting different meeting venues for a change can all contribute towards engagement and retention.

Commenting on the research, Robert Half UK managing director, Phil Sheridan said to “Companies looking to retain top performers need to focus on areas that are most important to employees.

“Before your competitors have a chance to lure those workers away, you should look to ‘re-recruit’ them. This means ‘selling’ the company to highlight why it’s unique to its competitors.”