How to retain your current Accounting & Finance team

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Do your team members have a clear path ahead? Are they aware of the opportunities that await them if they choose to stay? It’s essential to provide them with a sense of direction and purpose. Let’s explore some practical ways to create a fulfilling and motivating work environment.

Celebrate the small successes.

All too often, we reach the end of the year without fully recognizing the achievements we’ve made along the way. Take a different approach by celebrating the small successes each week. Acknowledge the positive outcomes, no matter how minor they might seem. Foster an environment that focuses on the positives rather than dwelling on the negatives. Encourage each team member to share 1-2 things they accomplished each week, boosting their confidence and motivation.

It is not all about title and monetary growth.

Remember, professional growth is not solely about titles and financial rewards. It’s equally vital to provide employees with access to continuous learning and development opportunities. Numerous platforms like Udemy, LinkedIn Learning, and Coursera offer a wide range of courses and resources. Encourage your team to explore topics that genuinely interest them. When individuals can pursue their passions, they become more engaged and motivated.

Allow for the use of new skills.

Be open to saying “yes” when team members express a desire to utilize their newly acquired skills. For example, if someone learned Python and wishes to apply it to their work, encourage them to do so. Embracing new skills can lead to unexpected breakthroughs and innovations. Similarly, if someone aspires to become a leader, support them by offering opportunities to mentor junior staff. Empowering your team members to grow and take on new challenges benefits both the individual and the organization.

Have weekly wrap up meetings.

Feedback is a valuable tool for growth and reassurance. Your team is eager for it. Schedule weekly wrap-up meetings to discuss progress and provide constructive feedback. Recognize their efforts and express gratitude for their hard work. Showing appreciation goes a long way in boosting morale and reinforcing positive behavior.

Conclusion

In conclusion, a thriving and motivated team is built on a foundation of encouragement, growth, and recognition. By celebrating small wins, offering access to learning opportunities, embracing new skills, and providing regular feedback, you’ll be paving the path to success for your team and your organization as a whole.

 

 

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About The Resource Link

For almost two decades, The Resource Link has strategically placed Accounting & Finance talent with some of the best companies in Arizona! We consult with our hiring managers and candidates to dive into the best solutions and outcomes and we provide advice and feedback along the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or just pick up the phone! We would love to hear from you to help you build the best team or find the best career.

 

 

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Bernadette Grattan, founder of The Resource Link

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