Meet Mary. She’s a motivated, hardworking employee. Mary’s been with her current company for more than three years. She feels like she’s paid fairly and receives great benefits, and she loves her job and co-workers. But Mary’s still looking for a new job with a new company.
What’s scary for a lot of employers is that Mary is not alone. An October 2015 Gallup poll of more than 13,000 employees found that the last time respondents changed roles in their careers, 93 percent also changed employers. Considering this, many employers are desperately trying to figure out why so many employees are leaving.
Employee retention is no longer only about making employees happy in the present—employers also have to consider employees’ satisfaction with the future.
Here are three reasons employees feel they need to leave a company and how you can inspire them to stick around:
1. Employers aren’t helping employees define career paths.