Employee Retention: Managing to Keep Your Employees

on March 14, 2015

Your employees are a company investment, one that should be protected. Studies found that 83 percent of 900 North American employees polled plan to seek new positions in 2015. While it can be difficult to foster employee engagement, there are solutions that create a positive work environment that drives performance as well as job satisfaction.

It is important to engage both the employee base as well as the senior leadership.  HR employees are encouraged to listen and interact with employees to understand their level of content. One-on-one conversations can gain much greater information than a survey.

Engagement participation from key leaders demonstrates that engagement is important throughout the entire company. The implementation of a task force often creates a strong level of engagement, and also allows the opportunity for every level of the dealership to be represented.

A common desire of many employees is learning and opportunities. Educating your employees is an investment in them, keeping employee skills up to speed and engaged. This creates a positive environment as it promotes employee growth and encourages the employees to advance in the company or have skills to use in other circumstances.

Employee engagement varies from dealership to dealership, but a good thing to keep in mind is that your employees should understand how their performance and behavior makes a contribution. Communicating value and considering employee needs can increase engagement at your dealership, which protects your investment.

Have more questions on employee retention? Contact [email protected].

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Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson

Kathryn Carlson is the Vice President, Product Management for KPA. She focuses on developing compliance and workforce management solutions that combine innovative software, online training and on-site audit/loss control services for our clients.

Kathryn has over 25 years of product management, and product marketing experience and is certified as a HRCI Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM-Certified Senior Professional (SHRM-SCP).

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