How to keep your staff happy and not compromise on work

FAMILY-friendly workplaces are helping almost 40% of employers retain good staff.

Research shows 37% of bosses believe work-life balance beats pay rises and training when it comes to keeping their employees happy.

Workplace relations advisory specialist Employsure's survey of 461 small to medium Australian businesses also reveals 21% of employers think pay rises will keep staff from leaving, 16% reckon training is vital to keep workers on board, just 2% believe social events will keep employees happy, and only 1% believe occupational health and safety plays a part in staff retainment.

Employsure managing director Edward Mallett said keeping staff happy was great for morale and every company's bottom line.

"Costs can add up with recruitment advertising, and there's so much time invested to hire and train new employees," he said.

"If it's a sudden departure, other staff need to step in for their colleague, compromising their own workload."

- APN NEWSDESK



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