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Want to keep your employees motivated and happy? Then consider regularly scheduled “stay interviews“.
Not familiar with the concept? Can’t say that I was either, till I read the December 11, 2012 article, “The Art of the Stay Interview“, published in HRNewsDaily.com
Stay interviews are intended to identify how employees are feeling about their job. What drives them. What ideas they have for change, improvement and growth. For example, learning what makes for a great day at work.
Of course, good managers may hold informal conversations with their team throughout the year and may roll a formal discussion of motivations and goals into the annual review process. But great companies don’t wait for a once-a-year review.
Why? Because motivated employees are a company’s best asset — and retaining good people, and keeping them happy drives bottom-line profits.
So check out the article link. Then let me know… Have you ever had a stay interview? Will you integrate the concept into your company’s plan or suggest it to your manager? What other ways have you or your company come up with to keep employees excited to come in to work each day? And what makes your perfect day on the job?
Suzy Kedzierski is a B2B marketing communications specialist, job seeker, freelance writer and consultant. Learn more at about me or see www.Linkedin.com/in/suzykedzierski. Then contact me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org. The image above was created courtesy of Wordle.net.