Employees quit their jobs for many reasons. They move for love, decide to stay at home with kids or sometimes they go back into education. While there is not much you can do about those situations, the majority of people will leave their post due to the problems below.
Here are the 6 main reasons employees resign (and what you can do to stop them).
1. There’s no future.
If an employee does not see a clear progression within the company they may worry about their future. While someone might be the best assistant, junior copywriter or receptionist that you’ve ever had that doesn’t mean that they want to stay in that role forever.
You should frequently ask your employees their goals and try to figure out ways that they can achieve them within your company.
2. There is no equality
Nobody wants to work in an unfair environment. Is everyone in your organisation given a fair chance for promotion? Are men and women paid the same? How do you treat minorities? More and more people actively seek a diverse workplace. Make sure your company is as fair and inclusive as possible if you want to retain staff.
3. You’re not paying them enough
Money talks and badly paid employees will eventually leave. A decent wage is one of the most basic things that you can give your staff. Employees struggling to make ends meet will eventually become resentful and seek out employment elsewhere. You can combat this by holding review sessions and openly discussing potential raises.
4. The company culture isn’t right
The overall culture of your business can have a massive effect on your employees. Does your business appreciate your employees and make a conscious effort to make sure that they feel looked after? What about workplace perks and benefits?
Employees want to work for a company that has similar values to them. Make your company mission and purpose very clear from the offset and keep the lines of communication open at all times.
5. There’s no flexibility
Flexibility is a key factor when attracting and retaining talent. No one wants to panic about being five minutes late or worry that they can’t take time off to look after a sick family member. More and more employees are seeking out workplaces that are open to a more flexible working structure that often includes remote working or flexi hours.
6. They don’t get along with their coworkers
Having a work friend can have many benefits from extra productivity to just making those Monday mornings a little bit easier. Research has shown that after flexibility, work friends are the biggest motivator to stay in a job. While you can’t force your employees to be friends, introducing team bonding and extra curricular activities can help.