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Five Reasons You May Lose Employees

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When workers aren’t invested in their work, it can lead to sloppy results, low morale, and unhappy customers. Most business owners wouldn’t intentionally create such an issue, but there are several potential causes. Finding the underlying reason for employee disengagement is often the only effective solution. Some of the following may turn out to be relevant to your investigation.

Management Failure

Consider whether your leadership team is to fault for the low level of engagement among employees before you start looking for quick fixes. No amount of team-building exercises, rewards, or incentives will solve an underlying problem if no one knows what it is.

A lot of workers aren’t enthusiastic about their employment because they don’t think their supervisors are doing a good job. Studies reveal that only about a third of American workers are actively invested in their occupations and that poor management is a major contributor to this disengagement.

They don’t think their supervisors are good communicators or are interested in getting to know them on a personal level. If you fix these problems, you may also be able to get your disgruntled workers back to work.

Lack Of Career Development 

Many people choose to work in a specific field in order to advance in their chosen profession, earn more money, and gain more respect. Managers may present such options as they lead new hires through the onboarding process.

Yet if they don’t obtain the promotions they were promised, those employees may rapidly become disengaged. Without opportunities for growth and development within the company, employees may lose interest in their work and look elsewhere for employment.

Your Employees Are Stressed 

One of the major sources of stress in modern society is the workplace. Increasing heart attack rates have been linked to job stress. Employees may get disengaged from their work if they are subjected to high levels of stress due to factors such as their work itself, their coworkers, or their schedule.

Although stress is an inevitable aspect of being human, businesses may help employees manage their stress levels. Employee stress can be mitigated in a number of ways, including but not limited to providing mental health services, allowing for telecommuting, and training workers on Self-Care practices. Offering wellness help through places like Spartan Wellness can help to manage their stress levels. 

Low Wages 

Assumptions about future raise in income and amenities like health insurance and Retirement accounts are common when employees start a new job with a starting salary. Yet, not every worker receives the treatment they believe they deserve from their employer.

Despite going above and beyond in their work for their organisations, employees are sometimes paid significantly less than they feel they deserve. When people feel like their efforts aren’t being rewarded, they may revert to doing the bare minimum to keep their salary the same.

Consider whether low compensation is to blame for the high levels of disengagement your organisation is seeing. See if you’re doing enough to keep your top employees by comparing job titles, salary, and benefits to the averages in your industry.

No Change

The business world is always changing. This means that companies are being forced to modify their business practices in order to meet the expectations of both their employees and their customers. Unfortunately, some businesses don’t go with the changes. 

It could be that they won’t make the change to enable home working. Mainly because of concerns they won’t be as productive. Another common problem is that they won’t utilise the latest software because they believe it’s an unnecessary investment that won’t be worth it in the long run. 

When employees are experts in their fields and know what works and what doesn’t, it may be upsetting when their ideas and requests are turned down, even though it could boost their levels of productivity and engagement in their work.

When employees have the impression that nothing will ever change, either in the manner in which the company is operated or the morals it upholds, they may begin to disconnect from their work and look for employment alternatives elsewhere.

There are a lot of companies that deal with disengaged employees but they don’t know why. Although there are a variety of factors that can reduce an employee’s level of engagement in their work, the ones listed above are among the most prevalent. If you are aware of them, you will likely be in a better position to avoid disengagement in the future if you take the appropriate precautions.

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Michael Levitt Chief Burnout Officer

Michael D. Levitt is the founder & Chief Burnout Officer of The Breakfast Leadership Network, a San Diego and Toronto-based burnout consulting firm. He is a Keynote speaker on The Great Resignation, Quiet Quitting and Burnout. He is the host of the Breakfast Leadership show, a Certified NLP and CBT Therapist, a Fortune 500 consultant, and author of his latest book BURNOUT PROOF.

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