Why your top people leave

It's no secret that, in order to keep your best employees on board and reduce employee turnover, employers need to ensure that benefits, a positive working environment, job support, and prospects for promotion are firmly in place. But why are these areas so important?

1. Benefits

In an ideal world, we'd all love our work so much that pay and other benefits wouldn't be an issue. In reality, it is for many employees. Attractive benefits such as increased salaries, holiday entitlement, ability to earn bonuses and fair compensation for efforts made, such as overtime, will ultimately have a large impact on an employee's decision to stay at, or leave, your company. Employers should regularly review what they're offering and keep it appealing to current staff members, as well as potential employees. This could help you retain your best employees and remain competitive against other employers.

2. Working environment

A positive work environment is about more than your employees working well and getting along as a team. Think about the physical environment in which your staff work. Do they have comfortable chairs and desks, is the heating working during the winter and is air conditioning available in the summer? We spend so many hours at work, it's important to ensure that we are as comfortable as possible.

3. Job support

Employees need to feel valued at work, this will encourage them to remain committed to your company. A high level of support should be given if requested, and deemed reasonable by the employer. Support can come in many forms: it can be as simple as being available to answer questions and queries, to being flexible with your employee's working hours should they need it for personal reasons. If you support your employees, they will feel valued and will be more likely to produce their best work.

4. Prospects for promotion

A clear lack of prospects within their current job role is probably the most common reason why your best employees leave. Simple things such as increasing an employee's level of responsibility, placing them on training courses, or allowing them to work in a different department can motivate them to learn new leadership skills, and allow them to demonstrate their capabilities and talent. If they are promoted or they can see the prospects of a promotion, they will remain committed and not look at your competitors for that step up.

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