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3 Reasons Why Employees Decide to Resign

When someone wants to resign it can cast a big ripple through your business, affecting every sector. Sometimes one resignation tips off another and the pieces fall like dominos until you’re left huddled in your office wondering what went wrong. Once you have a good idea, next it’s time for you to go out and find a replacement. You need someone skilled, attentive, detail oriented, a real team player. By the time you finish the hiring process, you will be ecstatic to no longer have to hunt through piles of resumes or play email tag with potential employees. You will spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on training and equipment for the new guy to use. After all this investment, the last thing you want is for them to resign because the same problems still exist in the workplace. Although it doesn’t happen often, there are a few reasons why someone might go from cheerful new hire to disgruntled former employee. Keep reading to learn three reasons why employees decide to walk so that you can plan a way to stop it if it happens to you.  

Reasons They Want to Resign

Poor Communication  If your employees don’t feel like they can find you when there’s a problem, then there’s a problem. Communication is at the heart of any business. The frustration that ensues from receiving the wrong information can be devastating and lead some to resign. People like to know that you are aware of their struggle. That you are seeing the issues that are present, and that you are working to make your workplace a more safe and stable environment every day.   Lack of Leadership Poor communication stems from one major culprit, lack of leadership. Your work team needs to be groomed, led, and strengthened. They need to feel stimulated to grow, and like there is no ceiling to their potential. The only way to create that kind of atmosphere is to become a better leader. There are many ways to do this including some of the more popular: reading self-help books, talking to a therapist, or consulting the genie in the bottom of a bottle of gin. If those don’t work, don’t despair! Build trust with your employees using a town hall can be a better option. Find out what your workers need to be successful by listening to the voices of the many, rather than the shouts of the loudest minority.   Disorganization Beyond any other reason to exit a workplace, disorganization has to be the most frustrating and easily avoidable. Depending on your industry, you may have hundreds, if not thousands, of pieces of equipment to manage and maintain. On top of that, you have a flock of well-meaning employees to manage, balancing their schedules and fulfilling their needs. This is your responsibility as a business owner, and it is one that should be taken seriously.   Getting Someone Not to Resign If you want to keep your best employees, turn your insights into action. Create a more organized, well-led and open environment for them. Get out there and show those potential new hires what a welcoming and beneficial workplace your business really is.