In recent times it is becoming difficult to keep top talent as the ability to engage and retain talented employees seems to be a critical skill in the face of people job hopping companies regularly. The average employee term in a company is now 1.5 years according to the Department of Labor. While employees may look forward to putting their enthusiasm into their new job it has been discovered that this zeal doesn’t last that long. This has become a modern day crisis for HR and recruiters as they cannot ascertain the future and commitment of even the smartest employees to the brand or companies they represent. Here are some reasons why people leave your company.
You have a poor management/employee relationship
People will leave if they don’t like their manager. This is built on sentiment rather than whether they are well paid, receive acknowledgement or an opportunity to grow. It is important for your company to provide a better nurtured relationship between employees and management.
Your company doesn’t have a strong mission statement
Every employee wants to be part of the picture. It is about the company offering them a sense of purpose and belonging. A connection to the big picture motivates and bolsters people to make a difference and focus on a general objective. While the business strategies of your company may change, your mission statement shouldn’t.
You are frequently reorganizing the company
Believe it or not employees begin to form an attachment to other employees over a period of time. People see the workplace as another place to bond and network, and nurture relationships. However if there is a constant reshuffling and reorganization this may spell that people lose people who may be pivotal to their career and personal growth. People are committed to consistency rather than sudden changes every now and then.
You are not tapping from the core skills of your employees
People like to perform in their comfort zones. Your organization should offer them the environment to express proficiency in what they are adept at. An accountant will always prefer to be an accountant; a public relations officer will always prefer to be a public relations officer.
You are not providing resources for your people
A photographer cannot be a photographer without camera lenses. It is important to provide people with the resources and the tools to function and excel in a work environment. When resources become scarce or you are not providing necessary resources people start having a second thought about your company.
You are acknowledging people poorly
Employees tend to feel a sense of loyalty to an employer who appreciates him or her. It goes beyond a gift item. Acknowledgement could be in a form of attention or empathy.
You are not providing an opportunity for growth
People would consider if a company is providing them the opportunity to grow and become central to the company’s culture.
You don’t offer flexibility
People would love to go on vacation and experience a form of flexibility such as maternity leave and sabbaticals. If employees are stifled and pushed to the extreme, this will prompt departure when there is another offer.
Your are delegating duties poorly
Poor delegations of duties can be as a result of poor communication within the company but it is imperative that persons within an establishment are offered clear expectations of what they are required to accomplish.
Your salary benefits are not attractive enough
One of the major reasons people leave companies is that their salary or benefits do not match their input to the company.
Your organization does not provide fun
We live in a “now generation” of persons who believe in instant gratification. With the evolution in technology everything seems to be on demand all the time. Yet people are easily distracted and will only be attracted to employers who can provide fun and an exciting environment.
You don’t respect their time
People believe their time is a precious commodity, and offering some of it to you should mean that you value it beyond you just paying them for it. Humans appreciate freedom so respect the time they are offering whether in work hours or extra hours.
You are criticizing your employees all the time
Criticizing an employee all the time makes he/she feel unappreciated or abused. Even when criticism has to be made, let this be private and constructive.Employees hate to work for bosses who are selfish and want to take the glory for themselves. When bosses look up and do not look down to acknowledge the efforts of every member of his team then people will be forced to leave.
You don’t believe in your employees
Belief is having a mindset that your employees can do it if they are challenged to. Entrusting them with responsibility and the enabling environment to take charge will be an effort a boss takes to keep his people.
You don’t engage your workers
Engaging workers mean you train and request for feedback. We live in an expressive society where people want to express themselves to the people around them, and your company is not an exception.
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