Given that it’s so hard to find good employees, you’d think that most companies would pull out all the stops to keep them happy. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Writing on the website Talentsmart, author and emotional intelligence expert Dr. Travis Bradberry points out that in most cases people aren’t leaving their jobs, they’re leaving their managers. But this doesn’t have to happen. Bradberry says that some simple changes can help companies retain good employees.
Here are nine things managers do that cause people to look for a better job elsewhere. If any (or all) of these apply to your job, it might be an idea to share this gallery with your boss. Anonymously, of course!
1. They Overwork People
2. They Don’t Recognize or Reward Good Work
3. They Don’t Care About Employees
4. They Don’t Honour Their Commitments
But fail to follow through on those promises, and you'll lose respect and eventually, good people.
5. They Hire and Promote the Wrong People
6. They Don’t Let People Pursue Their Passions
"This fear is unfounded. Studies show that people who are able to pursue their passions at work experience flow, a euphoric state of mind that is five times more productive than the norm."
7. They Fail to Develop People’s Skills
8. They Fail to Engage Their Creativity
9. They Fail To Challenge People Intellectually
The takeaway? Good managers make people want to work for them.