Retain Your Rockstars: A Manager's Guide to Developing a Healthy Work Culture
Retention of talent is one of the various challenges facing the water industry today. With an increase of retirements drastically cutting into the pool of skilled, qualified employees, retention becomes a critical component for organizational success. Studies have shown that employee satisfaction often results in improved employee retention.
As managers and decision makers, creating a healthy work culture for employees is crucial. To retain qualified and skilled staff, employee satisfaction and continuous professional growth must be a top priority. By authentically conveying opportunities for work life balance, employee engagement, professional development, and higher purpose, an environment can be created that retains the high performers and transforms them into future superstar leaders.
This section will highlight the four fundamental building blocks mentioned above to develop a culture of employee satisfaction. This section will also describe how a culture of engagement can help to retain high performers along with attracting new ones.
- Sajana Chitrakar, Fairfax County
- Yesher Larsen, Aquarion Water Company
- Eric Bunke, Badger Meter Inc.
- Megan Livak, WEF
- Lindsay Swain, CHA Consulting
- Jessica Hou, Gannett Fleming (Moderator)