Most people don’t leave jobs because of the work; usually it’s because they don’t feel they’re not appreciated. It’s human nature for people to feel the need to be appreciated, especially at their jobs. When you’re working hard and still not being affirmed it can affect your morale as an employee. So much so that you start looking for another job.
What if you’re affirming your staff, but they still don’t feel like they belong? One great book I’d recommend is The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman. It’ll guide you in the right direction to employees that are happy and feel appreciated. I outlined how I used the book at my company in an interview with Business Know-How.