According to new data, the employee job-hopping that has been rampant in recent years has stopped. Since March, people are sticking with the jobs they have. While this is good news in many ways, it also means that some people feel trapped in jobs they don’t like. Take this time to make the most of the workers you have. Engage and empower them:
- Don’t assume everyone is fine. People often put up a brave front and will deny that they are unhappy.
- Give employees choices when possible to restore some sense of control. For instance, give them the opportunity to continue to work from home if it is feasible and they want to do so.
- Listen and observe carefully to uncover how people are really feeling.
- Don’t “double down” on control by micromanaging or monitoring remote workers.
- Project empathy, even if employees don’t seem to want or need it.
- Work hard to promote trust.