The last time a valued employee resigned at your organization, what emotions ran through your mind? Surprise, disbelief, astonishment, wonder, and sadness are but a few that you may have experienced.
Some say that people leave their employers for one (or more) of three reasons:
1) They don’t like their boss.
2) They don’t enjoy the work.
3) Compensation is lacking.
Data from the Gallup* organization reveals an unsettling pattern in the U.S. workplace that employees have little belief in their company’s leadership.
Gallup found that only:
But these numbers can certainly improve with leaders’ renewed commitment to their employees.
So, what can be done about losing good people? As Barney Fife said, “Nip it in the bud!” Well, sometimes you can and sometimes you can’t. However, without trying and adopting these practices below, it’s a sure-fire recipe for an outflow of those “good people”…and ole Deputy Fife shaking his head saying, “You didn’t nip it in the bud!” Nobody, but nobody, wants the wrath of Barney.
*State of the American Workplace, Gallup, Inc., 2017
“Losing feels worse than winning feels good.” –Vin Scully
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