What Really Makes Your Employee Quit and How to Avoid it

Most of the employers feel low compensation low work-life balance, bad manager and lack of opportunities to grow, personal life changes, further education are the main reason behind most of the quitting employees. But the Data disagrees with the same. Curious about the real reasons behind your employee resignations? 

We asked 500 employees in different sectors (who recently changed their jobs) the main reason behind their quitting their last job and here present you the main reasons why employees quit their job.    

Why do employees quit their jobs

1. To Show Organization's dependency on them

Most of the Smart millennials always tends to think themselves as irreplaceable and most important resource of the company which makes them expect the same kind of respect in the company. As and when they feel their compensation is low/ they're being neglected or when another employee of same level is given better hike, They feel a need to make the upper management know about their importance in the company.

This feel increases with time and they start searching for jobs and end up getting better job than they expected.

  • Periodical performance bonus for deserving employees
  • Having score for employees overall performance and company's dependency on them can help to decide right hikes
  • Asking them for their suggestions and naturally making them involve in organization level discussions

2. Hurt Ego

Smart employees eventually comes to know they're smarter than others and are often associated with high self respect especially in startups. They generally don't take scoldings lightly and one such word from their manager or the founder will make them think about putting papers off on the same day.

  • Don't talk to your employees when you're in bad mood
  • Carefully select your words when you're trying to explain their fault
  • Make sure to talk about their negatives in private
  • Avoid having younger people as their seniors

3. Lack of bond between co-workers

People in their early 20's often visualize their office time to be extended version of their college life and expect the same friendship to flow through in office. When they find their co workers to be opposite, workohlic/ boring/ busy, they start visualizing their life to be drastically changed. This stimulates them to look for job change.

  • Manager should be able to identify the employees personality and allocate them to the right team 
  • Creation of micro teams according to projects for strong team bonding

4. Departure of team members

Quoted as one of the 3 strong factors that makes an employee to think of benefits of their career in the company. In about 30% of the cases, the departing employees also promises to refer an opportunity to his close colleagues.


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