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Promotions & Retention Strategies for 2024

The holiday season can be a joyous time, but for many, it coincides with increased stress and mental health challenges. A Harvard Business Review poll reveals that 82% of employees report workplace stress as a problem, and 97% believe it contributes to larger mental health issues. As the year winds down and companies approach fiscal year-end, stress levels can rise further.

Combatting Workplace Stress & Supporting Employee Wellbeing:

Now is the perfect time to re-evaluate your strategies for fostering employee well-being and reducing workplace stress. Here are some resources to get you started:

Promotions & The Importance of Timely Recognition:

It’s not uncommon for employees to leave shortly after receiving a promotion. Research by ADP suggests that promotions can actually increase turnover. This doesn’t negate the value of promotions, but it highlights the importance of timely recognition. Don’t wait – acknowledge your employees’ contributions with promotions and raises when they’re earned.

Navigating the “Forever” Labor Shortage:

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a continued decline in labor force participation. This trend underscores the need for proactive talent acquisition strategies. Here are some tips:

  • Develop Relationships with Recruiters: Partnering with an experienced recruitment firm like The Swan Group provides access to a wider talent pool and streamlines your hiring process.
  • Prioritize Employee Retention: Focus on creating a positive work environment that fosters loyalty and reduces turnover.

The Salary Transparency Tipping Point:

With pay transparency laws in several states and a growing trend of salary disclosure on job boards, salary transparency is becoming the norm. This can have implications for existing employees who may discover their roles are under-compensated compared to new hires.

Ensuring Salary Equity:

Employers should conduct regular salary audits to ensure internal pay equity. While complete transparency may not always be feasible, a commitment to fair compensation is crucial for employee satisfaction and retention.

As we head into 2024, prioritize employee well-being, implement effective talent acquisition strategies, and embrace salary transparency to build a resilient workforce that positions your company for success. If you’re looking for assistance with finding top talent, The Swan Group is here to help. Contact us today to discuss your recruitment needs.

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