The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “How do you keep your best employees?” is by Ryan Harwood, CEO of PureWow.
Employee retention is vital to the success of any company—big or small. Losing key employees to the business is draining, both mentally and physically. Recruiting the right replacement can take a great deal of time, in addition to causing a huge disruption in your workflow. While there is no magic formula for keeping your best employees, you can certainly instill behaviors to increase your odds of retaining your best talent:
First and foremost, always be honest with yourself and your employees. If you’re making a decision or implementing a new policy, make sure you explain the rationale behind…
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