I came across an article from Harvard Business Review titled “Why People Really Quit Their Jobs”. It’s an interesting read worth checking out. It reminded me of a Glassdoor survey I saw recently that said voluntary quits are at an all-time high.
We’ve been talking about the shift to a candidate-driven market for quite some time. That’s not a surprise. What does surprise me are the reasons employees are leaving. On one hand, we have organizations reciting the old mantra “People don’t leave jobs; they leave bad managers.” And then, I read this Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) article that says the majority of people leave for money.
I don’t have to tell you that those aren’t the same thing. So, which one is it? We haven’t done a poll in a while. I thought this might be a good question to ask.
Organizations say that engaging and retaining employees is a top priority. If that’s true, then understanding the reasons that employees may start looking is key.
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