Top 3 reasons why your employee wants to move jobs

I read this week that 4.5 million people are going to move jobs this year. As a recruiter the foundation of my job is to speak to tens of people a day who are looking moving jobs, an even I thought “Wow, that seems a lot”. So how do we stop this from happening, how can we retain our staff? Here are the top 3 reasons I hear from candidates about why they want to move…

1. “There’s no progression”

This can manifest itself in many forms. In smaller organisations this could mean having a clear training plan if there isn’t any room to move upwards and this could help employees feel valued and give them the appetite to do better in their roles. In larger organisations it would be a good idea to have a clear progression plan in place but ensuring you have ways to achieve this progression alongside. This ensures the employee knows it is obtainable and how to get there.

2. “I’m not being paid enough”

This is a tricky one, as sometimes internal rules or there simply not being enough money in the pot means that a pay rise really is out of the question. However, if the money is there then my suggestion would be to put in place a plan of how a pay rise can be achieved. How this can be achieved and the dates for their next reviews to be made clear. Unless of course you are underpaying your employee, in which case a pay rise will work out a lot cheaper than replacing them!

3. “I’m too stressed at work”

Employee well being is of huge importance. Consider having a flexible working initiative in place, make sure everybody is taking a lunch break – or even when you see somebody having a bad day just take them for a coffee. Being human in these situations will help greatly and will make employees feel appreciated and less stressed!
How has your company retained staff? Or what’s important to you in a company? I would love to hear your thoughts…

Blog written by: Jade Lough, HR Recruitment Consultant at Williams Kent Ltd
9th May 2018

 

Tags: Benefits , Employee , Employee engagement , HR , Learning and Development , Pay Rise , Progression , Work Categories: Uncategorized

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