How to Come Back from Unexpected Departures Like a Boss

We’ve all had that one employee who fits perfectly into the business. The person who has your back and gives you the comfort of knowing every job will be handled just the right way. You don’t even think about them leaving. After all, you love them, and they love you. Why on Earth would they want to leave?

Then one day, out of the blue, they pull you aside and tell you they’re doing just that. They’re leaving, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Your stomach drops, your palms get sweaty, and your mind starts racing.

“What’ll I do? Where will I find another rock star?! Wow. I really need to stress-eat right now!!”

The Inevitable Unexpected Departure

The first thing to do is relax. The risk of someone leaving is always possible.

While there are definite steps you can take to stop losing employees, good workers do leave unexpectedly. Your people will leave unexpectedly. On average, a person changes jobs 10-15 times during their career, and that number is only increasing. Don’t take it personally. More money and greener pastures are powerful lures.

As comforting as that thought may be, it doesn’t alleviate the fact that not only are you losing a talented, experienced worker, you now have to replace that worker yesterday. And even if you are able to hire the best candidate available, it still doesn’t guarantee you the best replacement possible.  

Since people are changing jobs more frequently, it’s vital for companies to become experts at finding the best talent. Doing it on your own could mean culling through an endless collection of names and resumes to find the right fit, both functionally and culturally.

It’s also essential that businesses position themselves—and the elements necessary to build an attractive digital billboard—in the best possible light. This inspires talent to find you—not the other way around. If that seems daunting, don’t worry: Shyft can help. It’s what we do.

Get some Departure Protection

Think of our Acquire + Retain package as insurance against unexpected departures. We can build you a talented roster of candidates ready to go, and we’ll promote and actively be recruiting for your unforeseen opening online and in your marketplace. Our candidates are not simply stats in a database. We know them personally. We do cultural and skills evaluations to make sure they’ll be a good fit within your company—whether it’s in the office or remotely.

Shine Online

In addition to connecting you with great people, we’ll ensure your company looks great online and stays that way. The Acquire + Retain package includes managing all your company recruiting pages on platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed, and Glassdoor.  We’ll make sure you are reflected accurately and engagingly, so when people look you up, they like what they see.

Partnering with Shyft affords many other benefits that can strengthen the foundation of your business and your team. More importantly, we can safeguard you from the shock and awe of unexpected departures. Losing a highly qualified and competent employee doesn’t have to be a setback. You may be losing a rock star, but we’ll help you find a unicorn. If you have a staffing need, we have the solution and we’re just a phone call away. Give us a ring. We can’t wait for you to Make a Shyft!

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