6 Ways To Keep Entry-Level Employees From Quitting

6 Ways To Keep Entry-Level Employees From Quitting

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Employee turnover can be expensive, even if it happens in entry-level jobs.

It is understandable that employers would like to cut down on the high financial and mental costs that come with entry-level employees leaving.

Here are 6 ways to keep entry-level employees from quitting:

1. Provide a living wage.

Young people are happy to get their first job and will often take whatever pay you can give them. It doesn’t take them long to figure out that they can’t stay at a job that doesn’t pay enough to live on. Think about putting the money you’ll spend on teaching their replacements into their salary.

2. Stop requiring entry-level employees to perform multiple duties.

Companies are laying off workers even though they don’t have less work to do. Because of this, people who are just starting out often have to do the work of two or even three people. The State of Workplace Burnout 2023 study found that 47% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 are burned out at work. When workers get burned out, they don’t think twice about putting their mental health first, which means looking for a job in an organization where life is much less stressful.

3. Share opportunities for professional advancement.

Before coming to work for you, young people may have had several short-term jobs that didn’t lead anywhere. Plan out what a job in your company might look like, and be sure to share this with your new hires. When you do this, be honest about how long most people stay in a certain job so that the entry-level employee doesn’t quit because they don’t think they’re moving up fast enough.

4. Assign new employees mentors.

Entry-level employes need assigned mentors because many of them need to learn how to handle the complexities of the workplace. A mentor can give an employee advice and help them stay interested in their job until they can get a raise.

6 Ways To Keep Entry-Level Employees From Quitting

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5. Foster an environment in which failure is acceptable.

Most entry-level jobs require little experience. Still, companies expect workers who are just starting out to do a great job. When entry-level employees make a mistakes, which is usually the case, they are given work to do. Encourage your managers to learn from these mistakes, and your business will have a better chance of having well-trained employees.

6. Understand lives outside of work.

The life of a new worker is different from the life of a more experienced worker. Some might go to school at night, and others might take care of their families. Some people may have to work two jobs to make ends meet. If you understand the employees, you won’t mistake their busy lives for bad work habits. Find ways to help your workers find the balance they’re looking for by working with them.

Anisa is a writer who focuses on career and lifestyle topics in an effort to motivate both job searchers and employers towards greater fulfillment in their professional lives.

Reach me at anisa@jobstore.com.

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