Top 10 Reasons Why Employees Leave

In today’s competitive work environment, it is not uncommon to hear about employees resigning. There are many reasons why they leave their position, from moving to another location to be with their family, returning to school to switching jobs.

As an employer, it is challenging to prevent personal reasons from causing their employees to leave. However, for the other reasons why people do go, it can be remedied by employers. What exactly are the reasons why employees leave? Here are 10 reasons why they do:

1. The Work Is Not Challenging Enough

No person wants to stick to a job that doesn’t give them a challenge or a reason to keep coming to work. Employees want to be in a workplace that is fun to be in throughout the workday.

2. The Pay Is Not Good

Low and late pay ranks high for employees’ reasons for leaving their job. Employees must get paid on time, which is equal to their responsibilities to the company.

3. They Can’t Make A Strong Relationship With Their Boss

Some employees also find their working relations with their boss a reason to stay or leave a company. Suppose the boss is overbearing and makes your work harder. In that case, it can make it difficult for the employee to enjoy their work and, eventually, lose all motivation to continue with the company.

4. There Are No Opportunities For Growth And Promotion

Employees also dislike companies or businesses that do not provide opportunities to advance in their careers and learn new skills. Some also see these opportunities as a sign that they have a future with the organisation.

5. They Do Not Work Well With The Company’s Corporate Culture

While not all employees consider the company’s corporate culture as the reason for staying in a company, it can impact their perception of the company. If the company does not show appreciation towards their employees and makes an effort to improve the workplace, it can give employees a reason to leave for another job.

6. There Are No Benefits For Childcare

For some employees, especially those with children, one reason they would leave a company or business is that they cannot get benefits for childcare. Without these benefits, their productivity diminishes because they cannot take a break when they go home since they need to take care of their kids.

7. Their Position Is Not Well-Appreciated

Every employee wants to do something meaningful for the firms they work for and contribute to its growth. This goal is commendable and easy to achieve. But, if the managers do not show how important the position is for the company’s growth, workers may become less motivated to continue working and find a company that will.

8. There Is A Poor Work-Life Balance

Others also quit their jobs because they cannot achieve a work-life balance with their current work. Nowadays, work-life balance is essential because people realise how important it is to take care of themselves while keeping up with the changing environment. The pandemic has also shown people the dangers of bringing work into their homes, with some struggling to keep up with it.

9. They Do Not Have A Strong Relationships With Their Colleagues

Some employees who leave a company or business may go if they cannot build a strong relationship with their employees and work well with them. There can be many reasons employees cannot create a strong relationship with their fellow employees, from being unable to match the team’s work ethic to the employee’s behaviour towards them. Whichever the reason may be, if the employee cannot find a solution to their problem, it may push them to leave.

10. They Want To Find A New Purpose

A lack of purpose in their job is a key reason why some employees look for a new job. During the pandemic, people had more time to evaluate their priorities, especially now that there is uncertainty everywhere. If they see that they cannot achieve their new priorities in their current job, they will most likely find new work that will allow them to do so.

As an employer, you must be aware of your employees’ plight to prevent turnovers from occurring regularly and keep good employees in the company. If you notice your employees displaying signs that they are considering leaving, you need to look at the current work environment and act to improve it. If employees see that you are making an effort to improve their situation in the workplace, they will rethink their decision and hopefully stay for a long time.

Are you sure you covered your employees welfare? Check out these tips:
10 Ways to Support Employees During Times of Crisis
Why is it Terrible to Have High Employee Turnover
How Can Companies Make Employees Feel Valued

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. vermavkv says:

    nice post with useful information.


  2. Unfortunately, some employers don’t seem to care.


  3. Being appreciated on the job makes one feel like what they are doing matters, but when an employee can see that their employer doesn’t care about them as an employee, that will cause a person to find other work too. Benefits is another reason employees leave if there isn’t any being offered. I can truly say that on my job, there are some strict rules to follow, and they seem childish, but it is for our protection. There are employers who care, and there are those who don’t. Employees want to go to work knowing that they are going to work for a company who cares and respect them as employees. No one wants to go to a company that’s just all for themselves and who doesn’t care about their employees. I have experienced that for years and it was awful. Thanks for sharing this educational post with us. Have a wonderful weekend.


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