It is one thing to know that your employees decided to leave your company in pursuit of other career paths. Over the years, you already had enough resignations to even bother if someone else decided to leave. However, it is a different story when you knew that a long time employee decided to leave. Worse, that person decided to work with a direct competitor. If you do not have that clause in the employment contract, the employee has the legal right to pursue such a career. It is crucial for you to know the reasons behind such decisions since it could happen again.
When you have an
employee with top qualities and that person knows his worth, you cannot bargain
and offer a low salary. At some point, you can expect the competitor to offer a
better pay and that employee will not hesitate to grab the opportunity.
No room for
If you have
quality employees, you cannot ask them to do the same thing each day. If there
is no chance to move up the
corporate ladder, you might see that person leave your company soon
in pursuit of a different company with a top position on the line.
What kind of
boss are you? If you are the type who keeps yelling at your employees and make
them feel like garb age, you cannot expect to hold these employees for a long
time. They might stand your treatment for a while because they need the job,
but they will reach a point when they cannot tolerate you anymore. To spite
you, they will jump to your direct competitors and help that company do a lot
more than you. It should teach you a lesson to treat everyone
working with you respectfully and professionally.
to each other. It happens within an organization and among different
organizations. You can hear employees from different companies talking to each
other. In the process, they will know how the environment in other
organizations feels like. Sometimes, it is enough for employees to jump ship.
Even if they receive a good pay from you, they will still find other options.
They want one with less pressure and where they feel like they are with
are alarming and will tell you that even those who have been with you for a
long time can still decide to leave to pursue other opportunities. You might
understand their decision if it involves health and family. However, if they
leave to work with your competitors, it raises the alarm.
You cannot let
this trend continue. The employee who left might also convince other employees
who are still with you to leave and work with the other company. Avoid
taking revenge at the employees who left. Instead, it needs to motivate you to treat
your employees better than you do now.
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