As you read whatever tech blog you can find about job satisfaction, you’ll discover that when employees quit their jobs, it’s usually for a lot of possible reasons. Employees quit their job for many reasons. They follow spouses or partners across the country, stay home with children, change careers, find upwardly mobile career promotions, and go back to school. Those reasons are tough to address by an employer because they involve life events in the employee’s world outside of work.
Read on and find out some of the most common reasons why some people (even the good ones) leave their jobs.
Top Reasons Why People Quit
One reason is when you don’t have a healthy relationship with co-workers. Sometimes, there may be issues that can no longer be resolved among the co-workers, making it very difficult for the employee to continue his or her tasks and responsibilities. You see, when it’s the relationships at stake, people find it difficult to handle the more technical side of things, thus resulting to a decision to quit.
Another reason why people quit is if they feel that they’re being overworked. If they’re not given enough time and space to at least have some time for a family vacation (does that request for an Amsterdam holiday ring a bell?), then employees will feel hard pressed to even want to stay. Nothing burns good employees out quite like overworking them. It’s so tempting to work your best people hard that managers frequently fall into this trap. Overworking good employees is perplexing; it makes them feel as if they’re being punished for great performance. Overworking employees is also counterproductive.
One other reason why people quit their jobs is if they don’t feel recognized in their work. It’s easy to underestimate the power of a pat on the back, especially with top performers who are intrinsically motivated. Everyone likes kudos, none more so than those who work hard and give their all. Managers need to communicate with their people to find out what makes them feel good (for some, it’s a raise; for others, it’s public recognition) and then to reward them for a job well done.