Are your managers costing you talent? Often companies hire from within, promoting staff members who stand out as the best on their team. However, managers are made, not born. Just because an individual has the skills to be a salesman, marketer, or copywriter doesn’t mean he or she can manage a group of others doing the same.
A recent Monster survey found 27 percent of Canadians would vote their boss out of a job if given the chance, and that many of those who quit do so because of friction with a supervisor. The way leadership mentors, manages, and approaches staff determines the level of success that an organization encounters in attracting and retaining excellent employees. Here are some of the ways managers make employees quit.
They Don’t Recognize Achievement
Recognition for a job well done is extremely important to overall employee satisfaction. As a general “HR Best Practice,” it’s kind of a given. The manner, frequency, and intensity of the recognition will vary from person to person. When you’re able to capture their own individual style preferences, a more customized approach to recognition programs is possible. Good managers understand and can identify the type of feedback most important to individual employees and give consistent, specific recognition.
They Don’t Care About Individuals
Author and intelligence expert Dr. Travis Bradberry says 50 percent of people leave their jobs because they find the culture uncaring. Many full-time jobs require long hours and don’t compensate with raises or promotions. They are insensitive when employees voice personal or professional concerns and see them as expendable resources. Companies also may make commitments and not follow through. By taking the time to understand each individual as an individual, a more caring approach can be developed.
They Don’t Encourage Growth
One of the most important factors in job satisfaction is giving employees the freedom to serve in areas which match their passions. Boost productivity and engagement by helping staff expand their skills and pursue what’s meaningful to them.
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