Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Facing Employees Turnover High? Who's To Blame!

Have you ever thought what makes an employee resign from his / her job? Do you know why hard working employees bog down and leave the job that they love the most? After all, once they were head over heels to get appointed for the same job! What went wrong and resulted in a resignation?
The answer is quite simple yet blunt and might not be liked by many employers if said out straight. To sugar coat the bitter answer let’s just focus on a simple thing, who (according to management gurus) motivates an employee? Who keeps the interest level high on job and who designates the work to the workforce? It’s none other than the super-visor, manager of employer (himself).

If employees find it difficult to stick to your organization resulting in high turnover then it’s high time to go through a self evaluation test. This test needs to be thorough and for the betterment of your own sake as a professional, person and a manager.

According to famous authors, named Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman “Employees leave managers and not organizations, it has already been observed that companies pay lucrative salaries, mouth watering perks and professional trainings but at the end of the day, just because of managers a resourceful employee leaves the job”

It is a commonly taught principle that an employee looks out for a better salary along with better position and perks but on the other hand, it is a commonly preached and understood fact that employees need to be treated with decency, respect and equality. As per Maslow’s hierarchy, if I would explain it, an employee might jump on a job because of his Physiological needs (i.e. Food, Shelter and Money) but to stay on job he needs to be given security, respect and freedom to express (i.e. Safety needs and Esteem needs). I suppose with this example it should be self-explanatory.

I wish you all (employers / managers) a great and talented workforce. I also wish, all the employees to have good managers and employers.


  1. As a supervisor, I feel that it's important to provide these in the workplace, but I question how to make someone I supervise feel secure, respected, and free to speak out -- beyond giving lip service to these ideas, which is not what I'm asking about. Any ideas?

    1. A very good question! Well. there are different ways to do that. Appreciate the little gestures received from your sub-ordinates or team members. Give them appreciations in writing (black and white) so that they may cherish it as well. After observing the traits and characteristics of the team members, design a plan where employees should be positively highlighted, their acts and deeds should be high lighted. Be polite with them, humbleness is after all, the biggest trait of any person, both in professional and personal life.