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Human Resources 101: Top 9 Reasons Employees Leave Their Managers

We’ve all heard that employees most often “quit” their managers and supervisors rather than “quitting” the company.   It’s true!  The quality of leadership an employee receives is critical to employee retention.

Below are the Top 9 Reasons Employees Leave Their Managers:

1.     Lack of trust

2.     Lack of respect  (mutual, i.e. manager does not respect employee and/or vice versa)

3.     Lack of clarity about expectations

4.     Lack of feedback about performance

5.     Lack of effective and regular communication

6.     Lack of a good fit for employee’s skill and talent.  Manager mis-hired.

7.     Lack of feeling valued

8.     Lack of recognition

9.     Lack of growth opportunities/effective “UP”coaching

If your company is losing too many employees to turnover your first step should be to find out from exiting employees what is going on.  During the exit interview you can gather information concerning reasons for departure.  Many problems can be easily corrected with a good leadership training program.  Let us help you make the most of your team.  Call us at 901-757-4434 or 1-800-452-4036.

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Judy W Bell

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