When you ask someone why they left their previous job, you are most likely to get repetitive answers like ‘the commute was difficult’ or ‘they got a better opportunity’. Honestly, your employees just don’t get an opportunity randomly fallen into their lap. They were searching for a job before you knew that too ‘from your own company internet’. But why do they really do it?
We spoke to some HR managers and they revealed a lot of confessions made during the exit interview.
They didn’t feel good about what they were doing and felt that their job role was not helpful enough for their growth. Doing the same thing every day conditioned them in a way that their creativity came to a halt.
Apart from already being exploited during the work-hours, employees were also asked to work on off-days and extended hours. There was no personal life left for them to relax.
They were given the work but not the support and resources required.
On top of it, there was a lack of appreciation and motivation but no dearth of criticism.
The ex-workers just wanted to get away from their biased, unprofessional and ill-behaved managers.
Bad managers always have a major role in the growing attrition rate.
Train people well enough so they can leave. Treat them well enough so they don’t want to. – Richard Branson