How to Recruit and Retain Your Best Employees

Recruiting and retaining the best talent is pivotal to business success. Therefore it is important to have a solid recruitment strategy in place to help you find the right candidate for the job, as well as an effective employee engagement programme to keep them employed for the long term.

In this blog, we look at the ways in which businesses are able to recruit the best employees but also retain their highest performers by making sure the workplace is a challenging and enjoyable environment.


Company Culture

The first step to ensuring that you are able to attract high-quality employees to work at your business is by implementing a strong company culture. According to Forbes, “corporate culture can define a business and make all the difference when it comes to retaining employees and keeping them happy.” This is the same for recruiting new talent.

Making sure your company culture is strong and is well presented through your social media marketing channels and your website as well as your current employees championing it. This will help to attract both passionate and hard-working employees.


Job Development Opportunities

A recent survey by CV-Library has suggested that over half of workers in the UK don’t have job satisfaction and are unhappy in their current jobs. 

The study found that of those not happy with their current employment situation, 25% of them said that lacking development within their role as their main cause for concern. This means ensuring employees see future role developments crucial to maintaining happiness which of course leads to retention.



Another great way of ensuring high employee retention is by simply making them feel appreciated for the work they do. Looking at a study from Bersin & Associates we can see that companies with programs of appreciation and recognition have 31% lower voluntary turnover.

So, be positive and say ‘good job.’ 6Q have a great list of 40 ways to say thank you to employees and using just a few of these methods could yield excellent results regarding the improvement of retention rates.


Office Perks

This includes employee benefits such as extra breaks, taking afternoons off or free fruit like we treated our staff too recently. These are all the little things that can make the difference between being employed and enjoying your employment.

Employee benefits don’t have to be costly or time-consuming, small kind gestures and benefits will add up to much better employee retention in the long run.


Trust, Freedom and Responsibility

Arguably one of the most important things to ensure good employee retention is trust, freedom and responsibility. This is giving your employees the sense that they are important members of the team and play a key role in the success of the business.

If an employee sees no reason for them to go to work, they won’t, so it’s important to make them feel responsible and integral.


And of Course, recruit with Prestige

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Alternatively, for more about how we can help you find your next employees, please contact your local Prestige Recruitment office in Hull, Norwich, Leeds or Huddersfield.



Posted: Fri 26 Apr 2019
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