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An effective Employee Retention Program is a systematic effort to create and foster an environment that encourages employees to remain employed by having policies and practices in place that address their diverse needs. A company's employees have always been a key asset but today, more and more companies are realizing that their people are by far their most important asset because in a world where technologies, processes, and products are quickly duplicated by competitors, and the pace of change and level of competition are constantly increasing, people are the key to the most reliable sources of advantage better service, increased responsiveness, stronger customer relationships, and the creativity and innovation that keep a company one step ahead. WHY EMPLOYEE RETENTION IS IMPORTANT The process of retention will benefit an organization in the following ways: 1. The Cost of Turnover: The cost of employee turnover adds hundreds of thousands of money to a company's expenses. While it is difficult to fully calculate the cost of turnover (including hiring costs, training costs and productivity loss), industry experts often quote 25% of the average employee salary as a conservative estimate. 2. Loss of Company Knowledge: When an employee leaves, he takes with him valuable knowledge about the company, customers, current projects and past history (sometimes to competitors). Often much time and money has been spent on the employee in expectation of a future return. When the employee leaves, the investment is not realized. 3. Interruption of Customer Service: Customers and clients do business with a company in part because of the people. Relationships are developed that encourage continued sponsorship of the business. When an employee leaves, the relationships that employee built for the company are severed, which could lead to potential customer loss. 4. Turnover leads to more turnovers: When an employee terminates, the effect is felt throughout the organization. Co-workers are often required to pick up the slack. The unspoken negativity often intensifies for the remaining staff. 5. Goodwill of the company: The goodwill of a company is maintained when the attrition rates are low. Higher retention rates motivate potential employees to join the organization. 6. Regaining efficiency: If an employee resigns, then good amount of time is lost in hiring a new employee and then training him/her and this goes to the loss of the company directly which many a times goes unnoticed. And even after this you cannot assure us of the same efficiency from the new employee
Lots of factors may influence the branding strategy of an organization. An organization with no brand name has to shell out lots of money to attract and retain the right candidate. its always recommended to partner in any event where other participants are not of your field and it has got at least one participant who has got a good market value so that you can attract the crowd. If you are planning to sell Villas and targeting the middle class. you will get good response if not. Organizational structure is the strength of any organization and any event or branding can be done based on that. These are the few to count on but there may be many as per the business. F) Organizational Structure Organizational structure is also very vital part for deciding any strategy. it may not yield the same results as it would have got by going to IT Fair or something similar. you need to design your strategy which could help you in overcoming the negative trend. If you have a good brand value in market. it s very difficult to convince people. And if you have different layers. If the organization does not have any long term goals in the target market or location. Branding can be done in two ways: (1) External Branding and (2) Internal Branding. B) Nature of Market It is always recommended to gauge the market before going for any project which involves market risk Like if you are targeting to explore a Financial market or banking and at the same time it is marred by some other factors like Inflation. D) Budget Flexibility Budget always plays an important role in deciding the strategies. Branding Strategy A) Nature of Business Branding should be based on the nature of business. Like if your organization does not have lots of hierarchy steps. C) Reception Target It s always good to define the reception target or the audiences. Like if an IT company goes for a fashion show.Employer Branding A New HR Arena This is a market oriented era. From an HR point of view branding is very important. Let s see the different means of doing external branding. low budgeted branding event. External Branding External branding refers to branding which is done by using external sources and which may (or may not) require some investment in monetary or other forms. you can boast of Flatness and claim of equal behavior. If your budget doesn t allow you to spend a lot. A real estate company may go for some road show on property market. E) Long Term Mission of Organization Also the long term as well as short term goals of the organization should be kept in mind. Etc. If your organization has a good brand image in the market. it will help you in getting right workforce at right time and at the same time you will have a control over the employee cost. probability is very high that you will end up spending your time and resources in wrong direction. you can market the clear definition of roles etc. . like A) Nature of Business B) Nature of market C) Target reception D) Budget flexibility E) Long term mission of the organization F) Organizational structure. it s always recommendable not to go for branding or it is very much required go for a small.
(g) Email For mail ids related to job portals. Banners can be of both types means Online Banner and Street banners. (c) Road Shows Road shows are also an important mean for creating brand awareness. If you target the local public. you can place job Ads which may seem expensive at the first glance but in terms of attracting the correct workforce. rapport of newspaper. Corporate can align and attach with any of these and share the stage. You can use your internal organizational staff for this purpose. Idea should be you get a nice coverage in the popularity cake. This is an expensive method of branding. do associate with a medium sized organization and if medium you can align with either of these. (i) Align with celebrity Aligning with a celebrity is also a good way of creating a brand image. (d) Corporate Social Responsibility Corporate social responsibility refers to corporate getting associated with society for some noble cause. you can create an auto reply which can contain brief description of the key aspects of candidate s and public interest and at the same time introducing your company to the public. seminars etc. target readers. so Job sites also offer good branding opportunities through different means like Pop ups. for attracting people towards your organization. attractive tagline or a punch line for your brand and give it a significant visibility in all your branding efforts. Always keep in mind that choose as per you organization status meaning if you are a small firm. (e) Public Events Public events are one of the major ways of creating a brand image. The association can be in any mode either getting associated with a Charitable Trust or a NGO or some other public venture. (b) Banners Banners are also a good mean for branding. your organization name will be flashed on different web pages as per your choice and price. Street banners are good for bigger requirements. (h) Tagline Create a nice. By Online banner. you can go for advertisements considering the individual day circulation.(a) Use of Job Sites As HR the first thing which comes to the mind is recruitment. It s always better to go for pop ins as most of web browsers come with pop-up blockers. type of newspaper etc.large or medium. so that it reflects an overall image of the brand everywhere. it can do magic. goals. But this may cost you big bucks and ultimately increasing your cost dramatically. It should be kept neat and clean with a pleasant receptionist who always maintains freshness and welcomes the guests with courtesy. You can organize talks. The tag line should be in accordance with your organization values. . presentations. (a) Front Office Always pay attention to your front office because first impression is last impression. It should be informative as well as crispy so that the audience reads it and just doesn t do Shift Delete. pop ins etc. work etc. An organization can participate in any of the public event and assuring that it does not get disappeared in the crowd of many brands or big names. If you target only to employ people for your workforce requirement. Internal Branding Internal Branding is comparatively a cheaper way of branding. (f) Newspapers Branding can be done through newspapers as well.
(g) Employee Participation Always try to ensure the maximum participation from the employee side. Always keep your workforce motivated towards delivery of customer oriented services. organization. mission. internal or external. vision. (h) Trained Employees Always ensure proper training of employees before they are engaged in work. . The training should be in all the aspects like policies. there feedback regarding their concerned departments. These are few to count with but based on the requirement and strategy. This will project a good picture of organization on the new employee. either in terms of internal events participation or external events. If your employee is satisfied. there alignment with the company. A policy should be designed in such a way that it holds good even after a long period of time. Customers can be of either type. you can relax because they will create a good and positive rapport for the company in the market outside. These feedbacks can be analyzed and used for different purposes by which you can create an internal brand image of the country. (d) Employee Satisfaction Employee satisfaction is always very important for any organization to grow. the list may increase or shorten. (f) Customer Orientation Customers are always the most important factors.HR can always conduct stay interviews in which they can interact with the employee and ask them regarding their career prospects. (e) Policy Information Always design your policies very strategically. etc. (c) Exit Interview An exit always carries a fair chance of initiating the chain reaction among the employees so always be very careful in analyzing the exiting reasons so that you can overcome the justified ones in the future. A satisfied employee is a productive employee.(b) Stays Interview . A frequent internal policy change sends a message to the outer world that the company is not consistent and knowledgeable and reliable.