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Employee Retention- Turnover

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zackmofield
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Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by zackmofield » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:13 am

We are experiencing some employee retention issues on the operations floor. Does anyone have advice on this issue?

ch3solutions
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by ch3solutions » Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:24 am

we try to get as much engagement from the employees as to work station set up, what they enjoy or dislike about the job they are doing. If they have a voice and help to make the decisions on what they do and how they do it, the retention gets easier. we also have cookouts or bring in pizza/doughnuts occasionally to show appreciation. There will always be turnover but a positive work environment can help to reduce turnover.

esplastics
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by esplastics » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:02 pm

We are working with employees improve the work quality on the production floor.
We are offering more education and training programs in house and externally.
We have also adjusted our pay ranges and off shift hourly rates.

cbeavers
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by cbeavers » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:00 pm

Hello Zack,

Have you tried the MAPP Resource for Opertator Training? We have uploaded several documents on new hire or pre-hire information, that maybe could lead to some new retention stratagies for you? There are things in there geared around tests that could tell you early on (or even before you hire) that could help you guys retain folks.

https://www.mappinc.com/resources/opera ... onboarding

Also, we try to make sure we are engaging in at least one activity per month from giving out t-shirts, cookouts, potlucks, hats, cupcakes, etc. to try and keep team members morale upbeat. We also have employee surveys we pass out to see "how they feel" about what is going on, and see if there is anything we can do to prevent employees from becoming frustrated and quitting. We do not do this, but I have heard of companies doing an incentive type plan, where employees who make continuous improvement suggestions, or lean suggestions, etc. that get "approved" by management, they get some sort of gift card/free lunch/etc.

Hope this helps!

Thanks,
Chuck

zackmofield
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by zackmofield » Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:45 pm

Thank you to all for the information!

esplastics
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by esplastics » Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:06 pm

Excellent information, Thank you

jimeberle
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by jimeberle » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:09 am

We participate in the Best Places to Work in PA (our state, but there are the same type of surveys in many locations) every year. We get a very detailed report from the employee survey (anonymous but broken down by categories) so we can set strategic goals in areas our employees tell us we need to improve. We share the results with the employees to let them know we hear them, and we tell them what our goals are to improve each year.

DarrylWarren
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by DarrylWarren » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:04 am

Zack,

First of all Congrats for reaching out to address retention! Some processors feel they must accept high turnover as a current state and believe nothing can be done to reduce. Fortunately, that is incorrect.

According to many sources like Forbes & LinkedIn "93% of employees will stay longer if the company invested in their careers. Development is no longer a perk or reserved for certain positions. It’s expected! It signals the employer values people and are actively interested in their success — not just on the job, but long term".

See full article url below.

Crestcom's award winning leadership development programs increase engagement and develop critical soft skills necessary for success while giving the employee tangible results the organization is investing in their future. Training options include public sessions, in-house or soon to launch on-line platform.

As you explore methods to boost retention, please provide the best method & date to contact you and I will share specifics.

Best!

Darryl Warren
317.910.4318

https://www.forbes.com/sites/meghanbiro ... 28fc393734

Troyonix29
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Re: Employee Retention- Turnover

Post by Troyonix29 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:21 am

We have covered this subject matter extensively on our Senior Leader and Human Resource Peer Networking calls.

What I have learned is that there is no one silver bullet to solving this problem. Best in class companies are putting in an inordinate amount of resources in the hiring process to ensure the candidates understand the job and the job requirements.

In addition, the concept that employees join organizations but leave poor leadership is one that most are taking to heart which means a great deal of training for shift supervisors and section leaders.

And the list goes on!

Troy

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