Why do good employees leave a job? We tell you what attitudes cause employees to run away.
The opinions expressed by employees are personal.
It is impressive how common it is to see bosses complaining that their best employees quit. And they should complain about it since few things are as expensive and disruptive for a company as the exit of a good element.
Many directors tend to allocate the rotation of their dependents for hundreds of reasons, while ignoring the root of the problem: good employees do not leave their jobs, they move away from them.
The sad thing is that these resignations can be avoided. All that is required is a new perspective and an extra effort on the part of the manager.
We need to understand what are the nine things that bosses do that force good workers to quit.
1. Work overload
Nothing wears good employees as much as work overload. It is very tempting to take full advantage of the best elements, but putting too much pressure on the positive elements of a team makes them feel punished for being good at their work. It is a measure against productive. A new study at Stanford University shows that hourly productivity decreases dramatically when the work week exceeds 50 hours of work.
If you have to increase the burden of responsibility of a good employee, you will have to raise it in position and salary . Talented employees are able to assume new obligations, but they will not stay if they begin to feel suffocated. If you only give one person more work “because he can with the load” without changing some of his condition, he will look for a new job that gives him what he deserves.
2. Do not recognize the contributions of others
It is very easy to underestimate the power of a “pat on the back”, especially when there are good employees who are used to giving good results. We all like to receive thanks for our efforts, especially those who constantly strive to be better. Bosses must be able to find what makes their best employees feel good (for some it is an increase, for others it is public recognition).
3. They don't care about their employees
More than half of the people who leave their jobs do so because they have a poor relationship with their boss. The smartest companies make sure that their managers know how to balance being professionals with being human. These are those who celebrate the success of an employee, are empathic with those who are experiencing difficulties and are able to face the people who can improve. It is impossible to work for a person for more than eight hours a day when you are not interested in anything other than the product and the figures you deliver.
4. Do not honor your word
When you fulfill what you promise, you grow in the eyes of your employees because you prove to be trustworthy and honorable (two essential qualities for a boss). But when you do not act as said, you show yourself as a disrespectful being who does not care about anything or anyone. After all, if the boss doesn't keep his word, why should others do it?
5. Promote the wrong people
Employees who work very hard often want to collaborate with colleagues who strive in the same way. When bosses do not strive to hire good people, they are demotivated. Promoting the wrong employees is even worse. There is no major insult that you ascend to the partner who does nothing when you work with all your effort.
6. They don't let people chase their dreams
Talented employees tend to be very passionate. Offering them opportunities to pursue their dreams improves their productivity and satisfaction with their work. But many bosses want their employees to work inside a box made of rules. They fear that productivity will decrease if their workers are not focused 300 percent on their work. Their fears are unfounded because studies show that people who are able to follow their passions within their jobs experience a kind of “high”, a mental state of euphoria that allows them to be up to five times more productive than others.
7. They don't know how to develop their people's skills
There are bosses who are unaware of the daily operation of their employees and who try to excuse themselves by saying that they trust them and that their workers are autonomous. This is a bullshit. Good managers lead, no matter how talented their collaborators are. They pay attention to the work of their teams and constantly offer feedback.
Being a boss you have to find the areas of opportunity of your best employees so they can develop. If you don't do it, your collaborators will get bored and leave.
8. They fail to boost creativity
The most talented employees seek to improve everything they touch. If you take away the ability to innovate because you only feel comfortable with the status quo , you will make them hate their jobs. Locking up the innate desire to improve not only limits your team, it limits you.
9. Do not challenge people
Great bosses provoke their employees to achieve things that previously seemed impossible. Instead of setting worldly goals, they set goals that drive people out of their comfort zone. Then, they do everything they can to support their teams to achieve them. When smart people have fun doing things that are too easy or boring, they start looking for other jobs that challenge them intellectually.
In conclusion, if you want the best members of your team to stay in your company, you should think very carefully about how you treat them. Good employees endure a lot, but their talent gives them an abundance of options. You have to make them want to work for you.