“The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave” – Reason #7

Reason #7: Loss of Trust and Confidence in Senior Leaders As we discussed in last week’s post, trust is a crucial element in the success of any team, anywhere. In big organizations, it’s vital that senior leaders create a culture of trust and integrity that is communicated to all employees and felt by them. https://www.ted.com/talks/worklife_with_adam_grant_creative_burstiness_at_the_daily_show?referrer=playlist-worklife_with_adam_grant&utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare The consulting firm Watson-Wyatt has found that companies with ...

“The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave” – Reason #5

Reason #5: Feeling Devalued And Unrecognized Value and recognition are linked to 1 of the 4 fundamental needs we talked about: the need to feel a sense of worth (i.e. “Feeling confident that if you work hard, do your best, demonstrate commitment, and make meaningful contributions, you will be recognized and rewarded accordingly. Feeling worthy also means that you will be shown ...

“The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave” – Reason #6

Reason #6: Stress From Overwork and Work-Life Imbalance What are the sources of stress and work-life imbalance? According to Saratoga Institute’s survey, they include: Doing more with less “The company asks us to do more work with less resources, and in less time.” “The company doesn’t employ enough staff.” Abuse/Harassment/Insensitivity “My company deals either ignores cases of harassment or deals with them very poorly.” ...

“The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave” – Reason #4

(Cover Photo by Anna Sullivan on Unsplash) Reason #4: Too Few Growth and Advancement Opportunities Limited career opportunities were found to be the #1 driver of overall employee dissatisfaction, cited by 59% of workers in a survey by The Conference Board. Comments expressing disappointment with career growth and advancement fall into 6 categories: Limited growth/advancement opportunities “There isn’t much opportunity to move up in the organization.” “Some departments ...

“The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave” – Reason #3

This is PART 3 in a series exploring employee retention and turnover, based on Leigh Branham’s book “The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave”. (Check out PART 1 and PART 2!) Reason #3: Too Little Coaching and Feedback Performance coaching and feedback are essential for employees because it helps them answer 4 basic questions (73): 1. Where are we going as a company? 2. How are we going ...