【人才流失】調查：逾七成受訪打工仔不會向上司透露真正離職原因 Survey suggests over 70% of employees would not reveal their true reasons for quitting their job
Employee turnover can have serious implications for any organisation. Not only does it lead to a loss of productivity and knowledge, but it also has financial consequences. However, it's important to recognize that turnover is often a symptom of deeper issues that need to be addressed. However, according to a survey conducted by the Taiwanese job search website, yes123, 77% of the interviewed employees admitted to not revealing their true reasons for leaving their jobs to their bosses. Here are three of the biggest reasons why employees quit, and what employers can do to mitigate them:
First reason: Poor management can make even the most enjoyable job unbearable. A distant, unresponsive and critical manager can create a negative atmosphere in the workplace. In fact, according to a survey by Harvard Business Review, 58% of employees said that they would trust a stranger more than their own bosses. Many bosses are reluctant to praise employees, but recognition from a boss can boost morale. Praising employees is a way to motivate them, besides monetary rewards. Managers should also be approachable and receptive to feedback from their employees. By creating an open and inclusive environment, they can help employees feel valued and supported.
Second reason: Financial concerns can also cause employees to resign. Regularly reviewing compensation packages and adjusting salaries to ensure they remain competitive can improve job satisfaction and retention. Offering benefits such as healthcare, retirement plans, and paid leave can also help.
Last reason: Employees may quit their jobs because they're not fulfilled at work. If employees feel like they are just "checking boxes" or performing mechanical tasks, they can easily lose a sense of purpose and achievement. Employers can regularly communicate the company's mission and values and provide opportunities for employees to get involved in meaningful projects. When they feel connected to the company's mission and values, they're more likely to be engaged and motivated to stay with the company.
Reducing employee turnover requires a holistic approach that addresses the underlying reasons why people quit their jobs. Investing in your employees not only benefits your company, but it also benefits your employees who feel valued and fulfilled in their work.