There are millions of reasons why your employees are quitting their jobs. Maybe they’ve found greener pastures, moving out to start a family, among other reasons. But it can be detrimental to your business if your employee quit because they’re not contented with how you manage your business and your company.
Of course, there’s no surefire way of doing that. You need to be aware that no matter how much your employees detest you or your business, they won’t tell you directly. Most probably, they will be professional in handing in their resignation letter.
However, you can suspect that something is wrong with you as an employer if you can see a pattern. That is if they quit one after the other. What can be more alarming than seeing your best and most trusted employees leaving their jobs?
How do we prevent this dreadful situation that can significantly impact our business operations? We need to determine what triggered our employees to quit in the first place. Here are the three reasons why your employees are quitting.
They feel disrespected and undervalued
We all know that employer’s primary concern when running a business is productivity, profit, and operations. More often than not, employers seek to gain more projects, more investments, more deals and please clients. However, keep in mind that it’s impossible to do that if you take your employees for granted.
You might be thrilled with giving out and entrusting more projects to your best employees because they can finish them ahead of time. Maybe they provide excellent output. However, you need to realize that your employees are humans too. They need rest. Dumping out tons of projects to them will make them feel overworked, exhausted, and devalued. They will feel like you take them as money making machines. Perhaps you’ve overworked them until their health and social lives are at stake.
No career progression
As human beings, we naturally follow a stairway path when we talk about career and achievements in life. We want to grow and become the best versions of ourselves. The same goes for work. Nobody would want to do the same job at the same position all his life. Therefore, if your employees feel like they’re stagnating in their career, chances are they will seek another company that can grant their desire to have a career growth.
To avoid this, you need to give your employees the recognition they deserve. You can offer them a promotion, salary increase, additional bonuses, and incentives. Also, workshops and training will do. Providing training is also a good way to strengthen and enhance their skills.
In business, there will always be superiors (you, as the boss), and your employees as the inferiors. There will always be a hierarchy to distinguish between the two. However, at times, you need not stick with it too much. Especially if you need to unite your team to improve your business operations. Why?
It’s because you need to remember that although you’re the boss, sometimes, your ideas might not be the best or effective enough in solving a particular problem. Sometimes, your employees happen to have a better idea than you. And guess what? They are more than willing to share it with you.
The problem? They may be too afraid to express their thoughts, opinions, or even their real feelings. As an employer, you need to be open-minded and not too sensitive whenever your employee tries to express their feelings, thoughts, or opinions. It doesn’t matter whether the idea is right or wrong. Of course, it’s only natural to be defensive at first.
You need to go beyond that nagging feeling and understand the message your employee is trying to put across. The employee may be having the best solution to you, but your ego may blind you from realizing it. It’s also good to accept constructive criticism.