Just because a person is satisfied with their job doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t looking for new opportunities. Because of this, it’s critical to keep up with your employees’ needs and continue to motivate and challenge them with work they feel is meaningful.
A report by CareerBuilder states that 21 percent of workers plan to leave their current job in 2016 (up from 16 percent in 2015) and as you know, it is expensive to hire and train a new employee. So, be aware of these reasons employees quit, and see if you can resolve them so your best teammates will remain happy and stay with you for a very long time.
1. They are disrespected and undervalued.
Regardless of how much people love their jobs, they are more than likely to quit if they feel underappreciated. They will feel more valuable if you recognize their efforts. Even if you don’t have a huge payroll budget, try offering employee recognition luncheons or bonding activities such as softball or soccer games and lunch-and-learn sessions.
2. They lack upward mobility.