Darius Fisher has Some Advice for Retaining Employees

The business world is complicated enough without worrying about employee turnover, and according to a Forbes post by Darius Fisher, turnover can be very expensive. Fisher is president of Status Labs, a reputation management firm based out of Austin, Texas. It is expensive to replace employees and the cost only increases with upper management. Fisher says keeping employees happy is the best way to prevent turnover even if it can’t be completely eliminate it. One of the easiest ways to show employees they are appreciated is to offer incentives for reaching goals and exceeding expectations. Something as simple as an extra vacation day can go a long way toward employee satisfaction. Fisher explains that knowing your employees and what is important to them can help management understand what motivates employees.
Fisher is co-founder of Status Labs and manages a dedicated and talented team of employees who are experts in marketing. The job of Status Labs is to make their clients shine improving their reputations. Fisher has been in management for years and worked with other marketing firms as well as on political campaigns. Marketing requires knowledge of people and their expectations, which can help in a managerial role.
Fisher’s company has grown exponentially over the years, and the Status Labs workforce has risen 12 percent. Fisher knows how to keep employees happy. He suggests in his Forbes post that gratitude can go even further than incentives. Recognizing achievements and saying thank you is something that is free and easy for any manager to do to increase positive morale.
Negative morale can kill a business and its prospects. Happy employees work harder and are less likely to quit. Nothing motivates people quite like money, so it is important to give sufficient raises to ensure valued employees will not leave for a company that will pay them what they deserve. Darius Fisher says keeping employees in the know is also important. How can an employee feel valued if they are the last to know what’s going on with the company and their job duties? Fisher stated in his post that instituting a newsletter or having regular meeting can combat confusion and rumors that are sure to run rampant when people are not kept up to date.