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Top 10 Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs (Infographic)

David Mizne
David Mizne

Employee attrition is one of the greatest issues plaguing organizations today. The Great Resignation is upon us and doesn’t appear to be slowing. The news media is offering a variety of reasons for why employees leave, chief among them being that remote work has created more opportunity for the digital nomad. People no longer have to move to somewhere they cannot afford or do not like in order to access the best, highest paying jobs.

But the best reason I’ve heard so far is that during a global pandemic, when people likely feel more disempowered than ever before, what could be more empowering than deciding where you work? What could be more empowering than choosing the best possible (virtual) environment for where you will spend the majority of your time?

Below are 10 of the top reasons for employee turnover, according to Manila Recruitment. Chief among them are lack of recognition, lack of clear direction, and a poor corporate culture. High employee retention rates depend on managers who develop genuine relationships with their people. They accomplish this by believing in the values of trust and transparency, and by providing employee feedback often.

Why Employees Leave

According to NPR, there are some interesting reasons for this record-setting attrition:

As pandemic life recedes in the U.S., people are leaving their jobs in search of more money, more flexibility and more happiness. Many are rethinking what work means to them, how they are valued, and how they spend their time. It’s leading to a dramatic increase in resignations — a record 4 million people quit their jobs in April alone, according to the Labor Department.

With employee retention affecting the work environment as well as the bottom line, it’s time to start regularly checking-in with employees about how they’re feeling about their work.

Infographic on top 10 reasons employees leave their job

Infographic Courtesy of Manila Recruitment

Image Credit: Jessica Wong on Unsplash 

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