Employee mobility is something that negatively affects most Australian businesses, both financially and intrinsically. How do you attract the right employees and how do you keep your employees motivated and engaged in their work for the long term? The answer lies not purely in remuneration but in inspiration and taking them along for the ride.
In recent years, the subject of high staff turnover has triggered many pontifications about the impatience, arrogance and restlessness of a younger generation, but the truth is that job mobility across all ages is increasing. Older workers – those in middle age and approaching retirement – are also becoming fearless and are changing employers almost twice as often as they used to. Chances are, if you are an average Australian business, you are feeling the effects of this new employee mindset. You are possibly struggling with high staff turnover. And you are more than likely unaware of the simple solution to this problem. You see, employees are not becoming more impatient. They are becoming more empowered. They are not interested in being loyal; they are interested in being enriched. Inspired.