Don’t underestimate the value of every employee, suggests an employment expert. Encourage your teams to embrace an “all hands-on-deck mentality” when it comes to coworkers. Each and every person – new hires and veteran workers alike—should be treated with value and appreciation:
- Adopt a mentality of flexibility and equity to address workforce challenges.
- Be more creative about how to award and recognize people.
- Recognize the influence management can have on retention. Good managers attract and keep good employees.
- Understand and address generational differences. Realize that millennials are driven by passion and the desire to make a difference. At the same time, younger employees are looking for more money from the start; so you need to determine how you will manage salary and raise equity.