Employee Retention and Sales Meetings
By Rich Ahlgren
Employee retention is a crucial and important part of any successful business. As a business professional, you know how expensive it can become to retrain new employees all the time, have them quit, and then have to retrain more people.
Not only is it costly, but it does not bode well for the professional reputation of your company. Usually when people see your employee turnover, it can flow up some red flags for consumers and other businesses.
It is never a good sign when a company cannot keep a stable and reliable employee-base, especially during a difficult economy–just like the one we are experiencing now.
One easy way to retain your employees is to show them that you appreciate them. In essence, boost their professional morale. If your employees are happy, they are more likely to stay right where they are–working for you.
While you may not have the financial means to plan both professional gatherings and ones that are considered professional perks–gatherings and trips that are meant to recoup your team–have you considered combining these two things into one awesome professional experience? Think of the possibilities!
You could have a training or sales meeting until lunch and then set everyone loose in Hawaii for a few hours, and then finish up the day with another business-related get-together. It is possible to combine work and pleasure. And once you figure that out, your employees will thank you for it by remaining loyal to your company, your brand, and to you.
One difficult part of the planning process is deciding where to hold this event. It doesn’t have to be in Hawaii–although, everyone would love it!
It could even just be a local gathering, but with some perks at a nice hotel, resort, or water park. Find a place that will meet both your needs: business and personal.
While it is awesome to have business meetings at fantastic locales, it does not make much of a difference if your employees never get a chance to do some exploring, to be a tourist-even if just for a few hours.
Retaining your employees is not easy, but it is possible. It just requires a little effort, forethought, and the right locations for your sales meetings. Enjoy your time in an exotic or interesting place, get to work, and enjoy the time getting to know your employees on a deeper, more personal level. All in all, you will see your office come alive and your employees will never be happier!
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