How to Reduce Staff Turnover Rates in a Furniture Business

As a furniture business owner, you may come to a realization that you are having problems retaining workers: or, in other words, that you are having unsustainably high staff turnover rates. Faced with such a scenario, you’d naturally be interested in learning how to reduce the staff turnover rates. Thankfully, there are some things you can do, proactively, to reduce such staff turnover rates.

Firstly, to reduce staff turnover rates in a furniture business, you need to create a positive working environment. Not one where employees are continually being shouted at, continually being pushed around or where employee grievances are allowed to fester. You need to create mechanisms for employees to air their grievances. Employees should even be able to air grievances anonymously: by, say, going to a site like www.sbcglobal.net, signing up for Sbcglobal.net email accounts using pseudonyms (using the procedure described at www.sbcglobalnetemail.org, and using the same to air their grievances. With a positive working environment, you may end up being able to retain workers longer than much bigger and better endowed organizations such as McDonalds.

Secondly, to reduce staff turnover rates in a furniture business, you need to ensure that you are paying your works reasonably well.

Thirdly, to reduce staff turnover rates in a furniture business, you need to ensure that you allow people to have adequate hours to do their own personal stuff: that is, adequate off-time. To the greatest possible extent, your work schedules should be flexible.


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