Proactive Management ✔️ Counter offers ❌
They are last minute and panicked.
Retain your talent this way instead.....
💰 Salary increases
With happy candidates, you don't need to exactly
match their market value, people are reasonable and cash may be tight. If they’re on £40k and worth £45k, offer £42k with the £45k linked to future objectives. A bit of appreciation goes a long way.
Pay rise not in budget? This is free! Offer more
flexibility. Accountants are deadline driven, a good accountant will still meet those deadlines. Flexibility in hours or WFH conveys trust and appreciation.
💻 New skills
Especially useful to developing staff, can you offer them a chance to get involved with something new and exciting? Are there any projects coming up, can you get them in management meetings or let them mentor junior staff?
👋🏻 One 2 Ones
Criminally overlooked, 121s are powerful! Book
in a 121s every 3-6 months. You unearth problems before they grow and make people feel valued. Set clear growth objectives for the next 6 months, helping them see their future in your business.
Proactively retaining staff is cost effective, more efficient
and better for everyone!