June 18, 2019

5 Reasons Why Employees Leave their Jobs

Drake Philippines

Employee departure is an inevitable reality for any business. However, when this situation recurs on a regular basis, it can negatively affect productivity, customer relationships, employee morale, and turnover costs.

 

An employee’s choice to exit a company is not decided overnight. It is usually a combination of different incidents that could eventually lead to his or her departure. An argument could be made that everything falls on the employee since it is his or her decision, but the idea that employers may also have something to do with it cannot be discounted as well. Here are some of the common reasons why employees quit their jobs that you might need to watch for:

 

Lack of opportunity to grow

 

Employees feel a sense of accomplishment when they can use their skills on the job. This allows them to participate more in tasks that they are good at, enabling them to develop their abilities even further. However, when there is no longer room for learning and a clear path in the organization is not defined, employees might search for other opportunities where they can learn and grow.

 

Feeling unrecognized and undervalued

 

Though this may not be a deciding factor for employee departure, recognition reassures them that they are doing a good job. When employees are recognized for their work, they feel valued and have a sense of belonging. If the opposite happens, they may find themselves seeking value elsewhere, such as a new job.

 

Relationships with coworkers

 

Managers play a crucial role in an employee’s work environment. A good manager needs employees who deliver desirable results, while employees seek personal and professional growth from their managers through constant communication. When there is little to no relationship between managers and employees, work eventually becomes toxic, which could eventually lead to the employee’s resignation.


Lack of challenge on the job

 

Employees spend a third of their days working. Such amount of time spent should be enjoyable and worth their while. When work becomes routine, they might lose interest and explore other jobs.

 

Company culture

 

The culture fit within the organization also contributes in making employees stay or leave. Whether it’s compensation, benefits, perks, engagement activities, and even working culture, these help in creating the office a conducive place to work in.

 

At the end of the day, an employee may choose to leave even if you do everything right. But before this happens, keep in touch with what they are thinking to build trust and engagement and proactively resolve any issues that arise.

 

Finding new employees after a resignation can be challenging since it entails determining a candidate’s fit in the organization. Call us today for a confidential discussion on how you can find the right employees.

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