#1 Reason Top Performers Leave
Staffing company Robert Half International recently surveyed 150 senior executives from the nation’s 1,000 largest companies. The survey results revealed the number one reason good employees quit their jobs is dissatisfaction with management. Limited opportunities for advancement was the second most common answer.
Employees want strong leadership, especially during periods of uncertainty, and they want managers they can learn from and who take an interest in their careers. When many companies have reduced staff levels and are asking more of the employees who remain, managers need to pay close attention to the needs of their teams, or risk losing the most valuable employees.
Employees want to see their efforts rewarded and acknowledged. If a promotion or raise isn’t in the cards right now due to business conditions, consider offering professional development opportunities and flexibility to work on projects that will help these employees expand their skill sets.