Development and retention advice

This section is designed to help you provide with development and retention advice. Find out how to build effective teams and create good company culture.
Most of your team members probably like to do a good job at work, gain a sense of accomplishment and have good job satisfaction. But, like all employers, you will sometimes have to deal with unhappy employees.
People who feel appreciated are far more likely to be productive and happy in their role. It’s all part of motivation and retention.
Without effective leadership development practices in place, your organisation may well be facing an uncertain future, as key skills are lost and invaluable experience fails to be shared and passed on.
As an employer, you have a certain amount of responsibility for the motivation and wellbeing of your workforce. For a team to function to the best of its ability, all members must be fully engaged and fully committed.
Building a high performing team involves more than just assembling a group of talented individuals. For a team to be effective, its members must unite behind an inspiring vision and be motivated to bring that vision to life.
Organisations and employees can benefit considerably from the outcome of professionally-conducted 360 degree appraisals involving all of its staff members.
Companies with impressive employee retention rates and high employee satisfaction levels all have one thing in common – they understand the importance of a strong workplace culture.
Good communication is an essential tool in achieving productivity and maintaining strong working relationships at all levels of an organisation.
With the meteoric rise of social networking sites, social media has become omnipresent in both our personal and professional lives.
When a senior manager leaves an organisation, whether it’s a sudden departure or a well planned one, a gap is left that must be filled quickly, efficiently and by someone with the right knowledge and expertise.
Employee absence is the biggest non-recoverable cost to your business – but bringing these costs down can be achieved through the right strategy.
Many hiring managers believe that hiring a top performer will make an immediate impact on the business, without the need for an onboarding process or training and development programme.
There are many attractions, for employers and employees alike, in having a work from home programme.
Employee retention is important for any business, but some do seem to continually get it wrong. Even big name, household brands – who have no trouble in attracting talent – fail to have a successful talent management strategy in place.
The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of their protégé through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience.
This is something Michael Page is familiar with – we’ve grown our business organically since 1976 and 88% of our leaders were promoted from within.
Even within the most renowned companies, work can become very pressured or even humdrum at times. We've listed ten tried and tested ways to keep your team motivated.