A staggering 4.3 million quit their jobs in August this year, according to new reports.
This is a result of a combination of factors, including Americans sensing ample opportunity and better pay elsewhere. But surely there are other reasons to push someone from handing their notice in?
Using in-house research, Gregory P Smith, an expert at business formation providers, ZenBusiness, has revealed the top ten reasons why people quit their job, and suggests that there is a common denominator in all ten reasons.
“Good managers are people-persons, and great managers truly understand people. And the different types of employee, employee motivations, and how they respond to situations is crucial in business.
“However, there are reasons why poor management can push people to leave their job. In an internal survey at ZenBusiness, the point was raised, “Employees don’t quit their companies, they quit their bosses”, and thirty-five percent of the respondents agreed.
Here are ten reasons why management can cause an employee to leave:
1.Management demands that one person do the jobs of two or more people, resulting in longer days and weekend work.
2. Management cuts back on administrative help, forcing professional workers to use their time copying, stapling, collating, filing, and other clerical duties.
3. Management puts a freeze on raises and promotions, when an employee can easily find a job earning 20-30 percent more somewhere else.
4. Management doesn’t allow the rank and file to make decisions or allow them pride of ownership. A visitor to my website e-mailed me a message that said, “Forget about the “professional” decisions - how about when you can’t even select the company’s holiday card without the President rejecting it for one of his own taste?”
5. Management constantly reorganizes, shuffles people around, and changes direction constantly.
6. Management doesn’t have or take the time to clarify goals and decisions. Therefore, it rejects work after it was completed, damaging the morale and esteem of those who prepared it.
7. Management shows favoritism and gives some workers better offices, trips to conferences, and other perks.
8. Management relocates the offices to another location, forcing employees to quit or double their commute.
9. Management promotes someone who lacks training and/or necessary experience to supervisor, alienating staff and driving away good employees.
10. Management creates a rigid structure and then allows departments to compete against each other while at the same time preaching teamwork and cooperation.
So, the question to ask yourself is, was the attitude of your direct supervisor/manager the primary factor in your quitting a previous job?