As companies continue to diversify their workforce, it's important to ensure that all employees have access to the same resources and opportunities. However, many of our clients have faced high turnover rates among non-English-speaking employees, particularly in manufacturing plants. Here are some ways to improve retention rates among this demographic:
Access to Training: One of the most effective ways to retain non-English-speaking employees is to provide access to training programs in their native languages. Offering diversity & inclusion training, onboarding training, and continuous training in a language they understand can go a long way in boosting their confidence and productivity. 59% of surveyed employees state that they learned the skills they need to do their job while on the job. In other words, they had no formal training in place. It’s important to make sure this is accessible at all times.
Documentation and Interpretation: Providing essential documents and resources in multiple languages can help non-English-speaking employees feel more included and valued. Interpretation services can also help them understand important information during meetings, training sessions, and other work-related activities.
Employee Growth and Development: Showing employees you care about their growth and future can dramatically boost employee satisfaction and morale. Providing opportunities for career development, such as leadership training or mentoring programs, can help non-English-speaking employees feel more connected to the company and invested in their role.
By implementing these strategies, companies can reduce turnover rates among non-English-speaking employees and create a more inclusive and welcoming work environment. Hiring and firing are expensive and time-consuming, so retaining employees should be a top priority for companies in any industry. Investing in the growth and development of all employees, regardless of their language background, is essential for a thriving and successful business.
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