7 reasons why your staff quit - and how to stop them

7 reasons why your staff quit - and how to stop them

It’s always sad when a valued member of your team hands in their notice – but new research could help you address the most likely reasons why your top talent will quit, giving you a chance to fix the problem before it is too late.

Staffing firm OfficeTeam, a Robert Half company, found that issues over pay, commutes and corporate culture are among the biggest problems causing staff to sharpen up their CV.

"Employees want to be compensated fairly and feel challenged and fulfilled in their jobs," said Brandi Britton, a district President for OfficeTeam. "If higher pay is the primary reason for considering another position, professionals should first see if there is an opportunity to discuss a wage increase in their current role.

"Employers may be open to negotiation if it means keeping a good worker."

However, it’s not just why an employee quits that matters – the way they do it also affects their future opportunities. Only 16% of HR managers reported that the way a candidate quit their former job does not impact their future opportunities – while 56% said it impacts it somewhat, and 27% thought it impacts it greatly.

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"When an employee decides to leave a company, exiting on good terms is a must,” added Britton. “You never know when you might encounter a former colleague later in your career."

So, what are the top reasons why your staff want to leave, and what can you do about it? Click next to find out…

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