Nov. 29, 2022

49. How to Engage Your Work Staff and Retain Talent

49. How to Engage Your Work Staff and Retain Talent
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As a leader, staying on top of talent acquisition and retention is essential to ensure that your workforce is motivated and productive. Maintaining morale is one of the most critical aspects of successful talent management. Unfortunately, many leaders see engagement as a one-time effort instead of an ongoing process, leading to a workforce that isn't motivated or productive. To avoid this pitfall and ensure that you attract and retain talent for the long haul, here are my three tips for engaging your talent:

1. Offer competitive pay and benefits: A competitive salary package will encourage talent to apply for positions with your organization and help keep them around once they're hired. Additionally, offering competitive benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and other perks can incentivize talent to stay with the organization.

2. Foster a positive work environment: A positive workplace atmosphere is key to keeping talent engaged. Encourage team collaboration, create a mentor-mentee relationship program, and ensure that all employees feel respected and valued.

3. Lead with purpose: Inspiring leadership can make all the difference in talent management. Create a vision for your company and team that talent can believe in, provide regular feedback on their performance, and set achievable goals for everyone involved.

By implementing these strategies into your talent management process, you'll be better prepared to recruit and retain productive talent well into the future!

About Dr. Ryan Giffen:


With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Ryan Giffen is an expert in human relations and business culture. His career began in hospitality, leading operations and human resource departments for Fortune 500 companies and the like.


Not long after, Ryan found his passion for teaching and consulting. He earned a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management with a Human Resources focus from Iowa State University and now works as an assistant professor at California State University, Long Beach. For over a decade, he has continued to research and speak on organizational culture, relationship intelligence, and leadership effectiveness. 


Ryan is also the founder of Inospire, a company helping bosses and employees build stronger relationships with one another as well as the host of the Corporate Shadow Podcast.


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