For business owners, hiring and retaining good employees is always a challenge. But in today’s highly competitive job market, the task of keeping your workforce engaged and productive is harder than ever.
After a disruptive few years following the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more working Americans find themselves dissatisfied with their current job. In fact, a recent poll from Monster.com found that an astounding 96% of workers are looking for a new position in 2023! Meanwhile, the company also reports that 9 out of 10 employers say they’re struggling to fill positions.
With these trends in mind, your business needs a solid recruitment and retention strategy.
And many experts agree that improving employee morale and engagement is the best place to start.
Why? Because not only does employee engagement improve long-term retention, but disengaged employees are estimated to cost the U.S. up to $600 billion in lost productivity each year.
To help your business attract and retain the best people, here are 9 tips to boost employee morale.