Resignations are part of working life. The concept of a ‘job for life’ has all but gone, with a more individualistic take on work from the younger generations coming into the work force.
- An average of 40% of professionals spend 3 - 4 years in a role
Others reasons for leaving include:
- They no longer feel challenged
- Have problems with a colleague or company culture
- Feel they have limited opportunity for growth
- Feel undervalued or underpaid
There is often a lack of continuity between the employee’s reason for leaving, and the reasons employers think staff resign.
Many professionals 52% say they would tell their current employer they were unhappy before searching for another role, while 48% would not.
95% of hiring managers said they encourage employees to come to them with their problems prior to beginning a new job search.
Regardless, sometimes employees are going to leave. If you suspect a staff member might be thinking about jumping ship, here are 5 warning signs to look out for:
- Increased sick days
- More time spent on personal emails, phone calls and websites
- Negativity towards their work / colleagues
- Focus on the short term rather than any long-term plans or solutions
Source – HC Online Cameron Edmond, 3 Dec 2013