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Retention Checklist Print

It costs money when employees leave a company so any investment you can make to reduce the turnover of workers is a good investment.

Employees stay with a company for a whole host of reasons. Use the following checklist to help you think about new ways to make your workplace even more attractive for workers.

Employee ownership, decision-making and flexibility
  • Share the vision, mission and strategies of the business with employees.
  • Include employees in decision-making.
  • Allow employees to have independence and control over work.
A motivating, supportive and trusting environment
  • Ensure that employees are supported to be productive at work.
  • Encourage teamwork among employees.
  • Recognize and reward employee contribution.
A healthy, safe and comfortable workplace
  • Provide a safe, healthy workplace.
  • Provide people-friendly facilities.
  • Provide a clean, comfortable environment.
Work and personal life in balance
  • Allow flexible hours and vacations.
  • Consider alternative working arrangements (eg. part -time, modified work weeks).
  • Allow employees some discretion over timing of overtime.
Regular and open communication
  • Continually share information and knowledge with all employees.
  • Consider regular employee meetings or update employees on a frequent basis.
  • Provide regular feedback to employees and managers.

*Source: Adapted from Managing Your Human Assets Templates p.7


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