Factoid Friday – Why Employees Leave A Company

Here are some statistics on why employees leave a company:

25% of respondents reported leaving employers because of ineffective leadership
22% cited poor relationships with their managers
21% said their contributions were not valued

Source: http://www.worldatwork.org/waw/adimComment?id=26632

We see all kinds of issues related to company culture. Employee retention is not only a big concern but it’s very expensive for companies to hire and train new employees. Plus how do you know you are not going to have the same issues again? I wrote a post on motivating employees without money where I talk about the factors that motivate employees and some solutions on how to address the concerns of happy employees. If your employees are happy then they are much less likely to leave. What do you think are good ideas on preventing employees from leaving?