Retention. It’s a golden word tossed around in Human Resources departments around the country… but in certain industries, figuring out just how to retain employees can be somewhat difficult, especially in a candidate-driven market like Seattle.
If you realized you have a retention problem, you’re probably looking for ways to keep people engaged in and happy at work. You may think a high salary may be the only answer, but here are a few other benefits to consider that would entice an employee to engage, enthuse, and stay with your company:
Did you know that most staffing companies can expect 24% of their employees to turn over year to year?
Faced with this reality, five years ago Parker dedicated itself to changing how we run our business and the results have been nothing short of astounding; we have been listed as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for three years running by the Puget Sound Business Journal and even came in second place last year. Moreover, our turnover rate of 8% is among the lowest in the industry.
In addition to providing quality benefits, we defined our values – we threw away the traditional “mission” statement and worked to create a set of values unique to our company and our culture. Our Culture Compass guides our decision making process and helps remind every single one of us why we come to our job every day. We came to the realization that the key to how to retain employees isn’t about a rooftop deck or having a pet-friendly environment, but more from knowing that what we do and what we seek are the same thing: fulfillment.