Despite the news of recent layoffs and downsizing, skilled workers are still in demand. To make sure their key employees do not jump ship, managers must focus on the personal relationship they have with these individuals.
Caela Farren of MasteryWorks is an expert in worker-boss relationships. A recent survey by MasteryWorks found that the primary factor affecting a respondents decision to leave the organization is not typically money or benefits, but whether or not the manager developed a trusting relationship with them.
Says Farren, Especially during turbulent times, managers who get to know their people, respect and trust the competency of their employees, and listen continually for how employees are doing relative to their aspirations, quality of work-life and sense of career advancement will have a far greater chance of developing and retaining their key employees.