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"It's not me, it's you..." 3 reasons your employees are quitting

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by Mariel Rubinstein
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As the saying goes, if you do a job you love you’ll never work a day in your life. And so now more than ever before, employees are breaking up with their jobs on the search for their one true love.

In fact, 38% of millennials who are already employed have said they are actively searching for a new job and 43% said they’d be open to job offers. So why aren’t they putting the ring on your finger?

Here’s the top 3 reasons why your employees are leaving your company for something better.

 

1. What time is it?

reasons your employees are quitting

In the words of Dolly Parton, working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living. If you’re enforcing these typical working hours, it’s time to stop.

Studies show people are a whole lot happier when they’re given the freedom to work a flexible schedule. And it doesn’t mean they’re lazy, in fact, your employees are more likely to work harder in the time they choose to be there. It’s a win-win.  

2. No sense of purpose

reasons your employees are quitting

We all want to feel like we have a purpose in life and that we’re giving something back to the world along the way. So if you’re not creating an environment that makes your employees feel as if they’re doing meaningful work, they won’t be happy for long.

You need to engage your workforce with a culture that strives to make a difference.

 

3. The future doesn’t look so bright

reasons your employees quit

Gone are the times when people were happy to get one job and stay there for the rest of their life doing the same thing all day. The desire to rapidly work yourself up the ladder and progress within a company is stronger than ever before.

If you’re not giving your staff opportunities for progression, they’ll quickly move on. It’s as simple as that.

 

Posted: 02/08/2017

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