The Fruit Basket Turnover

The economy has gotten better and many businesses are beginning to grow. The result? Employees are leaving current jobs to find new ones.

Why does this happen? With a better economy, organizations are more successful and seeing more business. Often when a company goes through growth or a busy season, they use their best workers and give them more work or more accounts during this time. They already trust these employees and know they do great work. However, this overworks them tremendously, and they may eventually end up quitting. Jobs have to be more considerate of their staff’s time. Are you overworking your best employees?

Even if you don’t think you are, we suggest checking out these ideas:

  1. Hire part-time to help out during a busy season or period of growth. Rather than just putting all the burden on your best employees, hiring part-time during a busy season can be a great solution. This can be a part-time admin assistant to help out a few hours a week or even a part-time marketing person that is available a little more. Whatever it looks like for you, make sure you’re hiring appropriately.

  2. Check in with your employees. Make sure your employees don’t feel overused and underappreciated. Ask them how they’re doing and what they think of their current workload. You don’t want to be blindsided when an employee leaves, and one way to eliminate this is to know where your employee’s heads are at.

  3. Show your appreciation often, even if it’s not a busy season. A great boss always shows their employees appreciation for their work.

Be considerate of your employees, but also ensure you’re not blindsided when they happen to quit. Take a step back and make sure you’re not overworking any of your employees, but particularly your best. Take some time to check in with them this week.

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