Worker retention tip no. 3: Be aggressive about apprenticeship


Get the word out to potential employees. Apprenticeship programs are a great way to bring someone on board at the ground level and train them up to where you want them to be. If there’s a trade school nearby, develop a relationship with instructors so they will be willing to send graduates your way. Offer incentives to current employees for successful referrals.

Developing a good retention strategy costs nothing, but the benefits are innumerable. Whatever your strategy, always remember the best way to keep an employee around is to make them feel appreciated. Always use those two magic words: “thank you.”


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