Said it before, we’ll say it again: employees consistently state they don’t get enough feedback about their performance from their bosses. This affects your retention – if an employee doesn’t feel appreciated (or doesn’t know where they stand with their boss) – they’ll leave.
MRINetwork has a list of 10 questions to ask your employees; their answers to these questions can often determine whether or not they’ll stay on their job:
If you could make any changes about your job, what would they be?
What things about your job do you want to stay as they are?
If you could go back to any previous position and stay for an extended period of time, which one would it be and why?
If you suddenly became financially independent, what would you miss most about your job?
In the morning, does your job make you jump out of bed or hit the snooze button?
What makes for a great day?
What can we do to make your job more satisfying?
What can we do to support your career goals?
Do you get enough recognition?
What can we do to keep you with us?