1. Keep Employees Engaged
To retain employees going into the new year, they should be welcomed back with empowerment, enthusiasm, and exciting goals to work toward. Make sure to start the new year off by showcasing any exciting changes, projects, or goals that emphasize the company’s culture and values, so employees are reminded of what made them excited to join your company in the first place.
Be sure to keep this positive momentum top-of-mind as the year progresses. A 2014 Gallup study declared that unhappiness and disengagement among employees cost the U.S. at least $450 billion per year. Employees who are mentally checked out are detrimental to the success of a business and cost the company, even more, when they eventually resign. Throughout the year, never stop looking for opportunities to recognize employees for exceptional work and encouraging greater work-life balance.