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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
How to Get the Best Employees to Stick Around
Get ready to say good-bye to some of your best talent this year.
According to new RainmakerThinking research, employees are unhappier than ever and Founder Bruce Tulgan believes that it could lead to a “sudden spike” in turnover as the job market improves.
In the words of Scooby Doo: Ruh-roh.
Specifically, the survey finds that 46% of employees report that in the last year they’ve felt “stuck” in their jobs and have an unfulfilled desire to head for the exit. In addition, 90% say they’re less committed, are less productive and are less willing to “go the extra mile” or “contribute their best ideas,” Tulgan says.
One of the biggest gripes by employees? Being required to do more work with less support and resources. They also complain about pay and benefits.
To make matters worse, the research finds that those polled are not considered the worst performers, which means that it’s not going to be the bottom-feeders who leave.
So, if you really don’t want to conduct exit interviews with your best performers in the near future, then it’s time to take action and start doing “stay” interviews.
A stay interview means that you sit down one-on-one (read more here)