"It's the business that can be flexible and work with their employees to provide the tools and resources they need to be productive at work and really put their people first that will be leading the charge once we start opening back up throughout the state," Bethany Carille, Business Performance Advisor with Insperity states.
Building and managing teams during this time have been challenging for many businesses right now. Numerous businesses are having to shift to a teleworking environment and the added struggle of ensuring that employees are motivated and productive during the workdays.
As businesses are opening back and re-growing, managing the number of employees and rehire employees has changed. Bethany states, "What are the steps to take to do so and know you're competitive? The last thing you want to do is go out and hire anybody to fill positions. If they are not the best fit, don't enjoy the role, maybe because it was clear to them all of their tasks, you stand a greater chance of losing that team member-quickly. Replacing employees can cost UP TO 60% of their salary. Not to mention hurt the organization's reputation if the employee didn't have a great experience."
Bethany gives us five steps to launching solid learning and developing a plan for retaining the team that works.
1. Consider your business goals
2. Talk to employees
3. Determine readiness
4. Consider various types of learning
The Hampton Roads Chamber aims to be an inspiring ignitor through meaningful and topical programs to our members. We listen to the business community's ever-changing needs and provide education that speaks to current business issues.
Watch the presentation by clicking on the video below. You can also access Bethany's slides by clicking here.
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