We should all agree with the above-mentioned statement that ‘Losing good employees is equivalent to losing business.’ All employees stand as an asset for any organization working in any sector of the market. Employees are the one who brings up sales with their sheer hard work and dedication. When a company starts losing its employees it will automatically bring down sales, production, and manufacturing. It will eventually lead to huge loses and bad image in the market. Here are six common reasons why good employees quit:
1. Lack of trust and autonomy within the organization having and keeping good employees begins and ends with trust. Managers, supervisors, and leaders who do not trust their juniors, subordinates and employees often control them, you can see them constantly questioning their decisions and get approval on everything they do. Employees who perform and bring business to the organization do not need this level of oversight. Managers who are unable or struggle trusting their employees end up making restrictive workplace environment that leaves employees feeling anxious, stressed and unable to give their 100%. It is very obvious that effective and efficient employees will not like working in an environment where they are not been trusted. If leaders start trusting their employees more than ever before, they all will bring the business to a level which cannot be imagined.
2. Employees not being recognized or appreciated
A good employee leaving an organization is equivalent to losing out good business if they start feeling that they are not being appreciated. If an employee feels that their contributions are not taken further or considered, they will more likely look for new positions. Good employees are bound to leave a company if they are not receiving recognition for their skills and contributions and also feel unappreciated. It is very natural that no one wants to do hard-work if their efforts are not been appreciated or they are been ignored by managers/leaders. Appreciating employees for their contributions don’t have to include financial encouragements only. It can be just a private conversation or email message. Employees may leave an organization when they no longer feel valued at the workplace.
3. Lack of respect and honour
Usually, good employees leave or quit an organization for a variety of reasons, but lack of respect and honour is one of the main reasons out of them. If employees aren’t able to receive the respect they know they have earned and deserve then it becomes very hard-pressed to get them to stay in the organization. Respect could mean how you are been treated by your managers, supervisors, and co-workers. If an employee’s abilities and skills aren’t respected properly to get appropriate compensation or given projects that utilize and challenge their abilities, they will leave.
4. Poor management
If the team leader or a manager is unable to motivate their employees, suggest him the right direction or provide regular and positive feedback, s/he may feel lost after a while. If all of this is not done by team leaders employees will not have a have structure of duties or goals set. There should be a system which allows each and every employee to set up his/her own goals that are entangled with the company’s targets.
5. Poor communication
An effective, as well as an efficient employee leaving an organization, is also a failure of communication. A sharp leader should be able to observe the employee and get an early warning that something is not okay. Employees spend a significant portion of their day at work. At workplace employees should feel uplifted and free to unleash their creative powers. It is observed that very often the employees deal with jealousy, unfriendly or unfair treatment. Even an employee with an exceptional set of skills might not be able to deal with hostile environment. This results in loosing employees and business as well.
6. Employees feeling over-worked or over-stressed
It is observed that highest performing employees are often filled with most irrational volume of work to perform at workplace. This usually leads to stress level that is not controllable, and all these high performers look for
better options elsewhere in time. One of the main reasons efficient employees quit their jobs is when they are over-worked. Overloading employees with work can be counterproductive because it can lead to inefficient and ineffective work. Even if, you increase the workload of good employees you should also think about offering promotions or raises as well. Not offering rewards and promotions can be another reason for employees to quit an organization. Please share your experience with us and all other employees and leaders who face this problem at workplace.