April 3, 2021

How to Use Better Communication to Increase Retention

Communication is key!

You have heard that numerous times throughout your lives, but did you know that the same rule applies to the workplace as well?

Just like in a relationship, too many miscommunications can lead to unhappiness and could even result in someone deciding to break up completely. In fact, good communication in the workplace among employees is so effective that it can increase retention rates significantly.

Similar to bad communication in your personal relationships, bad communication in the workplace could make everything fall apart. Here are 3 positive things that will come out of good communication:


Everyone Gets Along

Good communication between both employees and employers brings up a harmonious work environment. Happy people engender a productive work environment. Hostility created through gossip or misinterpreted communication can seriously harm the culture of the workplace.

When everyone gets along the sense of teamwork and everyone working towards the common success of the company, sets the tone for that company’s culture. In addition to good relationships with co-workers, employees will feel more appreciated. Receiving positive feedback lets that employee feel valued.

Imagine a boss constantly berating you about what you can do better. Doesn't sound fun, does it? Now imagine a boss that tells you what you are doing that’s good and telling you how you can elaborate on that to make it better. Which scenario sounds more ideal? The answer should be obvious!


Sharing ideas

Effective communication allows employees to feel more comfortable about approaching leadership with problems and ideas. When there is a comfortable channel of communication, employees will feel at ease to discuss any concerns they have. By doing so, they might not feel like the only option they have is to find another job.
Being able to share ideas, employees will feel like they are contributing and they are an asset to the company.


Spreading the Wealth

When employees are happy where they work, they are more likely to participate in employee engagement by recommending the company to their network, opening up a wider pool of talent for recruiting.

Many potential hires will often do research on a company before committing to the job, and positive reviews from existing employees can make a huge difference! They can create an attractive brand for the company and open the door to hiring great talent.


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