Today I am here to review this article that is trending on Facebook with 1.2M Engagements, Linkedin 141.3K Shares, and Twitter 4.5K Shares!
The article is 7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job!
By Lolly Daskal President and CEO, Lead From Within
It doesn’t matter if you are a boss at work or an employee working for someone; all this information is valuable!
The article starts by talking about how terrible it is to lose a great employee. How there are more than just financial expenses associated with losing a great employee and how your team suffers trying to replace that employee. I love how this article starts because it already hints at the idea that losing a great employee can give the company more problems than just financial.
Some other problems that arise when you lose a great employee are that production slows down for training, the staff may miss the person and question why they left, the cost of re-training; the list goes on and on. Losing a great employee is not easy on a company.
That concludes the introduction of the blog so lets move on to the 7 reasons why the best employees quit!
*All images are screenshots from the original blog
Review of 1. Stagnation
I LOVE what Lolly say’s here. Absolutely incredible. In my personal career I have seen stagnation happen and employees that experience what she says in the very last sentence “they’re far more likely to be bored, unhappy, and resentful—things that affect performance and the entire team’s moral” and these employees didn’t want to stick around. When people become resentful towards the company, work performance decreases and it can cost the company more in the long run if they lose a great employee. When you add the performance drop over time with the cost of replace that employee, the overall cost is actually much higher. Seems like a high price to pay for something as simple as stagnation.
Review of 2. Overwork
In my eyes, this is the perfect paragraph. I feel like a lot of people can relate to how this feels because no one likes to feel like they have been taken advantage of. Normally it’s your best employees that are overloaded the most and when your best employees are not compensated for it because the company doesn’t want to pay them more, the company just created the perfect equation for losing its best employees.
Review of 3. Vague Visions
This. Is. Amazing. Make sure you create goals in your business to help reach those big dreams and visions. Make sure the goals you set are attainable to reach because otherwise you as an employee will become burned out and feel like you have been failing.
Review of 4. Profits Over People
Enough Said. Smart people, who are good employees do research and generally know when they are taken advantage of. When this happens, the smartest employees leave the bad situation. When that good employee leaves, I believe other employees notice and this can strike low morale and under-performance because those employees start to feel undervalued.
I found this cool article about why happy employees are more productive at work! I think it ties into this idea and its interesting! Check it out!
Review of 5. Lack of Recognition
Enough said, why continue to produce great work and not be rewarded to continue creating great work. This doesn’t mean money necessarily because like Lolly says, “there are lots of low-cost ways to provide recognition.”
Review of 6. Lack of Trust
I love what she says in this paragraph and especially the last sentence. “The rest, even worse, will stay behind and follow your lead.” This is how companies fail. Dishonesty in management leads to good people leaving and the people who are okay with dishonesty staying. It creates a company culture of people being taken advantage of and no one can work for a company like that.
Review of 7. Excessive Hierarchy
I have experienced this is in my personal career in past jobs. I would also add that it feels like you are being crushed by pressure and can lead to depression. The last paragraph is all you need to hear to better understand how important this is.
“Ultimately, many people who leave their job do so because of the boss, not the work or the organization. Ask yourself what you may be doing to drive your best people away, and start making the changes needed to keep them.”
My analysis of this blog is that it is accurate and that is why it is so popular. People do not like to feel like they are being taken advantage of or actually being taken advantage of. Companies are more successful when they treat employees with honesty, respect, proper compensation, and when they treat employees how they want to be treated. They also save money in the long run and perform more precisely. Just look at companies like Google. If you feel like this is happening to you, talk to your boss about it and try to come to a resolution. If you can’t, then it’s time to leave and find a better job for your personal needs.
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