You spend time finding the right person for the job. Once you have the perfect fit, you want that employee to last long. You also don’t want to go through the entire process again. Besides, you spend money for training. It’s a shame if your employee decides to leave immediately. However, it has happened in the past, and it can always happen to your company. Here are the possible reasons.
The job description doesn’t match expectations
You must be truthful when advertising jobs online. You want people to trust you by telling them the truth and not hiding anything. If the employee doesn’t feel that the job matches what you advertised, expect that person to leave. It’s better to do it earlier on than to keep the job and fail. Some people might try their best, but that setup won’t last very long.
The workplace is toxic
Some companies have an “initiation” for new employees. It’s normal for a new person to be on the receiving end of jokes and pranks. However, they must not violate anyone. They should also be mild and shouldn’t stick long. If it keeps going on weeks or months, expect the employees not to take it lightly. Some people will leave the job than to face daily bullying. No amount of money can stop them from leaving.
You’re a terrible leader
Employees also decide if they’re with the right company by looking at the management team. If they see the leaders’ vision, they will feel more enticed to stay. They also want respectful leaders who will treat all employees equally. It doesn’t matter if they’re new to the team or not. Your actions as a leader will affect your employees’ decision to stay.
You don’t promote work-life balance
While you expect your employees to perform their best, you can’t demand more than what you asked at first. If you keep telling everyone to stay after work or even during the weekend, it could lead to resignations. You should also make it clear to employees that their families are the priority. It doesn’t matter how much they love their job. They can’t put it over the welfare of the people they love. If you only obsess about profits and not care about your employees life outside work, it’s a red flag. No one will put up with it for too long.
Your company is heading in the wrong direction
You should be honest about the candidates for any position. If you have openings due to high turnover rates, tell them about it. You want everyone to decide based on reality. If you laid off better employees due to budget cuts, you must also be transparent about it. Don’t expect your employees to stay long if the company’s futures is in question.
Hopefully, your new hires will be with you for a long time. You don’t want to lose more people because of these mistakes.
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