A Good Question About Employee Retention

We all know that unwanted workforce turnover is disruptive and costly*. In a recent article, fuse, a workforce management firm, shares four of the most common reasons employees opt to leave a job. It’s likely we know these reasons as well…

But the good question posed in the article is whether or not we are taking proactive steps to avoid unwanted turnover!

In case you’d like a quick refresher, the article identified the following as the most common reasons employees leave:

  1. Poor relationship with their manager
  2. No clear path forward
  3. Good work isn’t valued
  4. The job doesn’t promote work-life balance

With a little forethought and planning, it should’t be difficult to avoid these pitfalls; and, as the article states, “With the market for skilled talent becoming more and more competitive, smart employers will take stock and do whatever it takes to keep their best and brightest satisfied. “

* the cost of replacing employees is somewhere between 90-200% of their annual salary based on a recent SHRM study!

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