In general, employees leave their jobs because they want more career growth, flexibility, and/or appreciation and recognition.
You’ve probably also heard that people leave managers, not companies.
So, how do you prevent your best employees from leaving?
By taking the time to have conversations with your direct reports and team members to understand what’s working, what’s not working, and how you can help to set them up for success.
Whether you’re doing performance evaluations, having end of year discussions, or talking about goal setting and goal planning for next year, I’m sharing 10 questions you should ask.
To Discover Skills to Focus on or Develop / Areas to Eliminate or Support
1. What are 3 aspects of your job that you feel you’re best at, or enjoy the most?
2. What are 2 areas in your job where you could use more support or resources, or would prefer not to do?
3. Outside of work, what do you really enjoy doing? Do you have a hobby, or a passion project that you work on that gives you joy?
Learning and Development / Career Growth
4. Is there something that you would like to have an opportunity to learn or explore, that either isn’t a part of your current job, or is something you’d like to try?
5. Are there skills that you would like to learn, or career opportunities that you would like to explore that you don’t fee are available to you in your current role, or at this company?
Flexibility / Work Hours
6. Does the current schedule or work situation allow you to do your best work, while also enjoying your life away from work?
Understand How Someone Likes to Be Managed
7. How do you like to be recognized and appreciated? What is meaningful to you?
8. How often would you prefer to meet to discuss and share progress against your goals?
Support Their Progress and Ensure Success
9. What is one thing that I can do to set you up for success in 2023, that I’m not doing currently?
The Magic Question
10.If I gave you a magic wand, and you could change one thing about your current job, or about the company – what would you change?
IMPACT MAKERS PODCAST – EPISODE 71
Key Quotes From This Episode:
“More and more people are really focused on making sure that work serves their needs and their life.” ~ @Jennifer McClure
“Flexibility, and how that matches with what your employees are searching for or what they feel best meets their needs, is a big driver of the Great Resignation.” ~ @Jennifer McClure
People & Resources Mentioned In This Episode:
This episode of the Impact Makers Podcast is sponsored by Workplace from Meta.
Everybody’s talking about the metaverse these days, but Workplace from Meta is different – I mean, the clue’s in the name, right?
Workplace is a business communication tool that uses features like instant messaging and video calls to help people share information. Think Facebook, but for your company.
It’s part of Meta’s vision for the future of work – a future in which your job isn’t just something you do, but something you EXPERIENCE. A future in which we’ll all feel more present, connected, and productive.
Start your journey into the future of work at workplace.com/future.
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