Warning signs that an employee is looking to quit

There are plenty of indicators—some blatant and some subtle—that signal a staffer is losing interest and is seeking greener pastures. Here’s what to watch for.

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What happens when the honeymoon ends?

You may have noticed that your new employees are especially excited and motivated to work hard when they start working for your company. However, over time that excitement can wear off and humdrum workdays will have them thinking about where else they could be at the moment.

Of course, this is not the only reason why an employee might leave or lose interest in a job. Perhaps the employee realizes that his skills or recent qualifications are a better fit for another job or organization. Many times employees think about leaving because they are not content with the compensation, benefits, or company work values.

Reasons aside, the first thing you are going to want to know is whether an employee is likely to leave. So, here are nine early signs that may indicate that your star employees are becoming jaded about the job:

1. They complain a lot. This is one of the most important signs to watch out for, especially if your employee always had a habit of being upfront with you. If you notice that an employee who hardly ever complained has suddenly started complaining or being verbally expressive about their unhappiness with their work, it’s a clear sign they are losing interest.

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