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Darby says three things are at play.
" Either it's an external situation that
you can't do anything about, " he says,
" like families moving or needing to take
care of a grandparent. " But the two main
reasons, he argues, are employees being
lured away by better pay or becoming
burned out and wanting a less intense job.
" You have to listen to your employees,
especially when they're getting burnt
out, " he says, if you don't want to lose
them. " And you absolutely have to
increase wages. That can be scary
because you then have to raise prices, but
raising prices and keeping employees
around, in my opinion, is a lot better than
not raising prices and losing employees. "
He notes that every time Rent-E-Quip
has increased wages, " we've attracted
better talent, and nicer employees
who end up having better experiences
with the clients. And the clients keep
coming back because of those better
experiences, and when you increase
your wages, you typically get more
applicants and you can be more selective
with who you keep around. "
For those in the industry struggling
to both retain and recruit new workers,
Tirado says the key lies in training
your employees. " Keep them wanting, "
he urges. " Don't just throw them in a
position that they feel they're going to
be stuck in forever. If you give somebody
a ceiling, they're going to reach it. So,
keep them happy. Grow with them and
don't hold them back. "
Kelly Hartog is a freelance journalist in
Los Angeles, Calif.
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EMPLOYEES THAT
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