According to the DOL employees leaving jobs is at the highest rate it has been in nine years. The reason employees are leaving…it’s not compensation. The number one reason employees report they left a previous job is lack of opportunities for advancement. The second and third reasons:
- A lack of work-life balance
There are some deal breakers, aspects of a job that would make employee leave, the top five:
- The boss doesn’t trust or empower you.
- Being expected to work or answer emails on sick days, vacation time and/or after work.
- Management that “passes the buck” when things don’t go as planned.
- Work not being flexible with regard to family responsibilities.
- Not getting along with co-workers.
Some annoyances, not quite deal breakers, the top four:
- Management being less aware of the industry than you or your team.
- A lack of recognition for a job well done.
- Co-workers being promoted faster than you.
- Subpar benefits.
In an effort to find out how we are doing, exit interviews will begin to be sent out to employees who resign/retire on June 1, 2016. Once the information begins to be returned quarterly reports will be generated and reviewed. This will be a great tool to help us, CFAES, learn the top reasons employees leave our college and departments.
HRMorning.com, “Employees laving jobs at the highest rate in nine years – here’s why”, by Tim Gould, February 10, 2016