You advertise a job opening. You track down potential candidates on social media and at job fairs. You do background checks. You conduct structured interviews and pre-employment skills tests. You negotiate with the selected applicants. You go through tons of paperwork before the final on-boarding. But after pouring all that time and efforts, why do you think you have to sit in frustration as they pack their desk and walk out of the door.
So, the big question is – Do you know what makes your good employees quit their job?
One of the biggest reasons why a good talent leaves your company is poor management. Don't be surprised because in a survey of over 7,000 employees – 70% respondents have said that their manager's behavior is responsible for how engaged they feel at work and 50% respondents reported that they had to quit their job because of “bad managers”.
The sad thing is most managers just ignore the crux of the matter when they can easily make things right on their part. All that's required is a little change in perspective and a new strategy to deal with the people who contribute towards the company's success. But first, let's take a look at 10 worst things managers do that cause a good employee to quit.
"Simplify your staff's everyday work and make them 10x more productive."
It's not rocket science. If you want your best people to stay in your team, you need to make them want to stay. While perks and promotions might help to improve employee retention percentage, it is also important that you carefully rethink the way you treat employees in everyday workplace scenarios.
Don't be afraid to go the extra mile to lead and retain good employees. Just make a note of the above mistakes and modify your management style accordingly. Remember, if your employees are happy working with you, then you're leading in a way that is likely to be successful.
Vartika Kashyap is a seasoned marketing professional who is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship. She’s been featured among LinkedIn’s Top Voices for the year 2016, 2017 & 2018. She currently runs the marketing team at ProofHub — a project management software for teams of all sizes. Connect with Vartika on LinkedIn, Medium and Twitter.
Vartika is the Chief Marketing Officer at ProofHub. She has 6 Years experience in online digital marketing, brand optimization and SEO along with social media marketing and email marketing strategies. Vartika holds an MBA in Finance (Banking) & Marketing from the IBS Hyderabad.