In this blog, we’ll look at four unexpected reasons your employees are leaving and what you can do about it.
Attracting top talent is challenging for many businesses in this active candidates’ job market. Once you have those stellar employees, you want them to be happy and stick around as long as possible. But even employees who seem happy in their roles can decide to quit.
Is your organization struggling to retain top talent? If so, you may be driving away your best employees without knowing it!
Reason #1 Employees Are Leaving: Lack of Career Advancement
Some employees are completely satisfied working at the same level until they choose to retire. For the most part, however, workers want the opportunity to excel and achieve in their careers. If your employees feel like their chances for moving up within the team, department, or division are limited or nonexistent, they will quickly start looking for fresh opportunities elsewhere.
Ensure your employees have continuing education opportunities and training available to them. Encourage them to improve and expand their knowledge and credentials and recognize their achievements through advancement.
Reason #2 Employees Are Leaving: Management-Style Issues
Management style can be a pivotal factor in whether employees choose to leave. If you tend to micromanage daily tasks and over-supervise projects, your employees may feel stifled and overwhelmed. On the other hand, some employees crave more structure & feedback for their roles.
The key is to get to know your employees individually through the interview and training process. Assess your management style and be open to flexibility when your style clashes with a valued employee. Aim for a well-balanced mix of supervision and freedom to keep your team happy and working productively.
Reason #3 Employees Are Leaving: A Clash of (Workplace) Cultures
If your hiring process is comprehensive, your employees should know your company culture and policies before a position is offered. However, there may be occasions when an employee disagrees with workplace policies or company values adopted and embraced later.
Take the opportunity to talk with your employee about the issues at odds and be open to a compromise that meshes well with your overall company culture.
Reason #4 Employees Are Leaving: Lack of Recognition
We all want to feel seen, especially when it concerns our performance at work. Some employees will quit when they consistently feel their efforts and results are undervalued and unrecognized. They may also leave if other employees receive recognition regularly and they do not.
Make a consistent effort to recognize achievement by every team member, privately and in a group setting. Your employees will feel seen and appreciated, a positive feeling that builds trust and loyalty.
Even the happiest employees may choose to leave for various unexpected reasons. Pay attention to your team and know what could motivate them to go. It could be the key to keeping your top talent onboard for the long haul.
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