A third of those executives interviewed say good employees are most likely to resign because of unhappiness with management, according to Tyra Olson with Robert Half's Houston office.Î¾ She says managers should consider the reasons behind the employment change.
"According to our survey, it actually ranks just like this: unhappiness with management ranks right at the top, and then second was limited opportunities for advancement.Î¾ Third was lack of recognition and then the inadequate salary and benefits.Î¾ And the bottom ones were just bored with their job, which is actually a very small percentage, which is about one per cent."Î¾Î¾Î¾
Olson says it could be because in times of economic uncertainty, professionals look to strong management.Î¾ She says employers should watch for warning signs.
"A noticeable change in their attitude, you know, when you have someone who formerly was an enthusiastic staff member and all of a sudden you find that they're withdrawn and indifferent.Î¾ Another red flag could be longer lunch breaks and frequent absences — you know, taking that time for job interviews, or they could be bored with the work.Î¾ Missed deadlines, increased errors.Î¾ If an employee shows up for work wearing suits, even though your company's business casual dress, it could mean job interviews.Î¾ And then, overall drop in productivity — a declineÎ¾in performance."
Robert Half also recently issued survey findings that show employers' greatest staffing concern is employee retention.Î¾ Olson says in a time with reduced staff levels, managers need to be attentive to the needs of their teams.Î¾
Ed Mayberry, KUHF Houston Public Radio News.