The reasons behind employees quitting their jobs
There are many bad experiences behind people being forced to look out for a new job. These unfavourable patterns forces them to quit their ideal employment, although they are uncertain of how a new one will work out for them.
People often begin their jobs with gusto and positive energy, which is disowned by the management. When their enthusiasm is constantly thwarted, they refrain from taking risks or trying out new things. They tend to become rigid and are forced to quit and find something new.
The reason behind quitting a job may not be just for money or better locations, given below are some bitter truths behind it:
1- Promotion Issues
Many employees quit jobs when there is no upward scaling, no matter how hard they work or how well they perform.
If there is no career ladder for progress, they are likely to be bored, resentful and unhappy that may affect the entire team’s performance and morale. They will rope in a better job elsewhere.
Instead, if a less qualified colleague gets promoted, this high-performing employee may look elsewhere – especially when he (co-worker) receives a much better post.
2- Lack of recognition
Every employee wants to be recognized and rewarded for a job that is well done. When you fail to recognize the potentiality of the employees, you’re not only failing to motivate them, but are also missing out a chance to reinforce a great performance.
Even if you lack in budget for a raise or a bonus, – a word of appreciation is free and highly motivating.
Good employees are capable of doing more than what they are tasked with, (which could result into a tricky problem ahead). As a result, they may be asked to do work, more than he or she can handle. This could lead to longer working hours, frustration and contributing more than the rest of the team.
Long periods of stress come free with most jobs, but overworks can be disastrous to employees. If they find themselves constantly burdened, especially in the absence of recognition such as promotions and raises, they may feel that they’re being taken advantage of.
You’d feel the same, wouldn’t you?
4- A Toxic Environment
Ideal workplaces have staff that behaves professionally. Office gossip, personal conflicts or recognition-grabbing can lead to a toxic work environment. To save oneself from such an unprofessional atmosphere, a capable employee may consider quitting.
5- Inadequate System of Rewards
If ‘raises are miserly & recognition is rare’ – then a company will never gain loyalty among employees or inspire them to put in extra hours over the weekend. Of course, if an employee feels that he is severely underpaid this can fast become a dominating problem.
When employees do good work, they should be recognized financially and publicly.
Otherwise, they may wander out to find someone else who will!
6- Manager and employee relationship
Employers can help to improve the employee & manager relationship, to enable high productivity and a happy working atmosphere. Meetings and communications between employees and the boss are important, especially if workers feel detached from the management.
If proper communication does not exit, relations may get sour. The possibility of the employees quitting the job gets higher.
7- Overall corporate behaviour
The overall culture of a company influences the output of the employees. Does your organization appreciate employees, admire their work, provide them with rewards, benefits and perks that demonstrates respect and caring?
Do you arrange events, celebrations, employee activities and team building plans to make your employees feel that your organization is a great place to work?
Employees appreciate a workplace in which communication is transparent, management is accessible and the executives are approachable. Your behaviour and capability helps to retain sincere employees — or turn them away.
If you (boss) have worked hard to get the best possible people on your staff, needless to say – you don’t want to lose them. Scrutinize the reasons that force them to search new pastures.
Yes, you could prevent bidding them an ‘adios’.