Most of the leaders like to discuss in greater details the “Performance” topic. It is noticeably clear getting results is not just a game number and repeating systematically the same action overtime. Performance comes from “Employee Engagement” and more specifically the willingness for an employee to be mentally engaged in his company where job options are many.
In good and challenging times, company leaders are always the ones who need to give the purpose and the direction. My MBA Thesis from Henley Business School offered some recommendations based on academic and field studies, on how leaders can increase employee retention and make a difference.
Leaders can reduce employee turnover through their roles in their organisations and the one of their leadership team. We have covered this before in two detailed articles around leadership and how to be bring purpose to your employees. But what else?
Employee retention. Who has not discussed this topic before? What could be done? Can leaders have a better impact on the challenge? Or is it just the present context in the IT sector in Ireland, especially in Dublin, that generates this problem? After 12 years working for multinationals and Irish companies, both as a leader hiring talents and as an employee constantly approached by recruiters, I decided to try to understand what was going on.