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COMPANY CULTURE / MAY. 30, 2016
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5 Things Employers Do That Make Employees Quit

Did you know that one of the major reasons employees quit their job is because of the way their employers behave?...Employers make their employees quit.

We often hear employers complaining about their employees leaving, but most of the time, they shouldn’t be the ones complaining; their employees leave because their managers make them do it.

See Also: 6 Rules for Quitting Your Job Without a New One

Managers keep blaming their turnover problems on everything they can think of without thinking of the real problem: their employees don’t leave their jobs; they in fact leave their managers.

This can easily be avoided. All is required is a new perspective and some extra effort from the employer.

So, what are the 5 worst things managers do that make people leave them?

1. They Overburden People

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There’s nothing that burns good employees out like overworking them. Employers often fall into this trap when they have a good employee, and they give them extra work because they are so good at their job. But, this makes good employees feel as if they are being punished for doing a good job.

If you want to increase the workload of talented employees then you’d better increase their status, too. For example, if you give them raises, promotions or title changes they will be more willing to accept this increase in workload.

2. They Hire the Wrong People

Hard working employees want to be in a hard-working environment with like-minded individuals. If they are stuck with people who are slackers, and most importantly slackers who get promoted instead of them, this is a major demotivator for good employees; no wonder they leave.

3. They Fail to Encourage Creativity

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All serious employees want to improve everything they touch. If you take away their ability to improve and change things, it makes them hate their job. Maybe employers think this is better for the status quo of their company, but, it only limits the skills of their employees as well as the success of their organization.

4. They Don't Recognize Contributions

It’s very common to forget or fail to appreciate how hard a person is working in a fast paced environment. But, everyone likes a pat on the back every once in a while and especially those who work extra hard and give their all in their job. A manager has to let their employees know if they have done something good and reward them in some form (a raise, public recognition, days off). It’s not that hard to recognize people who truly deserve it.

5. They Fail to Challenge People

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A great boss will always challenge his or her employees to achieve things that seem impossible at first. Setting goals which are outside of people’s comfort zones instead of mundane, repetitive tasks will give the employees a sense of purpose. This can be done with the help of managers, and with good cooperation always comes great results.

See Also: Scared to Quit Your Job? Here’s What to Do

Employers need to think carefully about how they are treating their employees to decrease their turnover rates. They need to make them want to work for them.

Do you recognize any of the above signs? Do you think your employer doesn’t care about you? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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