With Hawaii’s current low unemployment rate, it’s never been more critical to solicit and pay close attention to employee feedback. If you can act on suggestions from the front lines, you increase loyalty, improve company culture, and keep your top performers happy.
In other words, prevent job hopping and retain your best people for as long as possible.
Show your top employees that you truly care about them by having honest conversations about what they like and don’t like about working for your company. Listen to suggestions they have for making things even better—and act on those suggestions, as much as possible.
Below are 8 questions to ask the employees you want to retain.
8 Questions to Ask for Better Employee Retention
- What about this job motivates you to come to work each day?
- What are some of the challenges you experience in your position?
- What is the best part of your job?
- If possible, what part of your role would you change?
- Can you share what this company has done to keep you here?
- Have you ever considered leaving? If yes, what prompted it and why did you stay?
- Describe the management style in your department. Is there anything you would improve upon?
- Do you have any suggestions on how to make this a better work experience for you?
Tailor the questions in a way that is appropriate to your company. Be sure to carefully consider the wording of your questions so you don’t invite an unproductive vent session.
Reiterate the fact that while you may not be able to act on every issue or suggestion, it will all be taken into careful consideration.
Finding good workers in Hawaii’s current labor market is tough; even harder is retaining the employees you already have. By devoting time to having honest conversations with your employees, you open the door for communication and allow your employees to feel heard, appreciated, and valued.