Perhaps your business requires your employees to work overtime, or to take on a lot of projects. This alone isn’t enough to quit, for most employees. However, if you fail to treat your employees right–whatever their workload–you’ll find them jumping ship. If they stay, they might refuse to go the extra mile in customer service or innovation. Worst of all, they might tell other potential hires to avoid your business! Learn what makes good employees quit, and fix your workplace before it’s too late!
Lack of Appreciation
It’s not just about pay that makes employees leave. The people in your business will want to know that they’re doing something right, and they want you to tell them. You should point out problematic behaviors; however, don’t only focus on their flaws. Find reasons to praise the people who work for you and your business. Recognition and appreciation (and possibly rewards) will go a long way towards boosting their morale and keeping them in your business.
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Feelings of Pointlessness
Especially among Millennials–your 20- and 30-somethings–employees like to feel as if they’re making a difference. They like to measure their progress, feel that they’re making an impact, and feel worthwhile. However, if your business doesn’t treat them as if they make a difference, that they’re a replaceable cog, they’ll leave.
Customers First, Employees Second
We understand that customers are the reason we stay in business! Obviously, your policies and marketing should draw in consumers and make them feel appreciated. However, you should not do this at the expense of your employees! If your employees constantly feel like doormats or punching bags for customers, chances are they won’t stay long-term. And employees make your company grow! If you make them feel valued and like they have a voice, they’ll take care of your customers.
If you want your business to succeed long-term, treat your employees like they matter to your company. You’ll see lower turnover rates, higher productivity, and a renewed commitment to making your business grow.