Why Good Employees Quit Their Jobs

Company’s want to hold onto their strongest talent for as long as possible, which can leave them wondering what to do when one of their best employees resigns. It can put a team in a tight position, is costly and can be disruptive to the organisation as a whole. If someone excels at their job, why would they quit? Here…

Company’s want to hold onto their strongest talent for as long as possible, which can leave them wondering what to do when one of their best employees resigns.

It can put a team in a tight position, is costly and can be disruptive to the organisation as a whole.

If someone excels at their job, why would they quit? Here are some reasons why good employees quit their job:

They are overworked.

It is easy to accidentally overwork your top performers, and this is one of the top reasons why high performers quit. When you have a high performer, it is easy to fall into the pattern of always giving them extra work. After all, they know how to do it and can do it well.

But there is a fine line between giving them extra work and overworking them. Have regular conversations with your best employees to ensure they don’t feel like they are doing far more than is manageable.

They don’t feel challenged anymore.

When good employees are no longer being challenged, they become disengaged and get bored. High performing employees thrive on working toward goals, being creative and being pushed a little outside of their comfort zone.

They don’t feel appreciated.

It can be easy to remember to call out those who are making mistakes and forget to recognise those who are excelling. If someone is doing a good job, normally you just let them be.

However, everyone enjoys recognition from time-to-time, even if they know they are doing a good job.

Don’t forget to regularly remind good employees just how important they are to your team and the company.

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