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Plugging the Holes in the Bucket: Crowdsourcing Is the New Employee Attrition Hack

Did you know that employees who feel engaged and motivated in their job are 59% less likely to look for a position with a different company within the next 12 months? This statistic highlights how important it is to be aware of employee attrition, to avoid losing your most valuable assets: the human resource. Think about it. If a handful of your best employees decided to leave the company tomorrow, what kind of situation would that put you in? You’d have to do more with fewer resources, in order to keep your current standard of service. But what are the root causes of attrition, and how can you mend it? The answer may lie in this article, so let’s dig in.

What Causes Employee Attrition?

In short, attrition is caused by problems in the workplace that are outside the control of the employee. It doesn’t occur because of a single bad day at the office. It occurs due to problems that are inherently present in the work environment. Here are some of the more common reasons that cause good employees to become tired and eventually, resign:
  • Disrespectful behavior will definitely harm employee morale and productivity, and lead to resignation
  • Lack of responsibility occurs when employees feel overly micromanaged by their supervisors
  • Feedback is lacking and this hinders employee growth and morale
Many of these problems are often caused by a simple lack of communication between employees, HR, and management, and much of it could be solved if these communication channels were improved.

How Do You Improve Communication In the Workplace?

The first step to solving a problem is recognizing its existence, and sometimes, simply listening to your employees will make you aware of problems within your organization that you didn’t even know existed! On the other hand, listening to every single employee can be an enormous task, especially in bigger organizations. Thankfully, there are now ways to make this challenge considerably easier. You no longer have to rely on paper-based employee satisfaction surveys. Those are slow and unreliable, and they don’t give you answers when you need them. However, using this revolutionary application, you can now receive feedback from your employees in real-time and respond to it before the problem becomes a more serious issue. Using this application, you can give employees the ability to write feedback for management whenever they choose. And as an employer, you will have the ability to ask questions to your employees through this application. For example, you could ask constructive questions such as “What is the number one obstacle preventing you from doing your job to its full extent”? And employees would be able to answer this survey anonymously.

Crowdsourcing Is The Answer

Using crowdsourcing technology can be a highly effective way of keeping up with your organization’s pulse, keeping your employees satisfied, and being the best boss that you can be. Remember, workers suffering from employee attrition will harm your revenue growth, your profitability, and your overall work environment. Don’t let this kind of dissatisfaction linger in your company. Start improving your work environment today.