Michael quit his job for a very good reason. Here are the ten most common reasons great employees walk out the door!

Read the full article at: www.forbes.com

One of the reasons this overused definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result – is overused is because it’s easy to understand. It’s a concept we all can relate to. Rationally, we get it. But having the courage to break the pattern, however destructive and defeating it may be, is no small action. It’s hard to know when to do it differently or how to do it differently, especially if it relates to a job that provides the means for your family to live.

So, if you’re struggling with this quandary, if you’re not happy in your job, but you can’t figure out how unhappy you have to get before you can call it quits, this is a good read for you. And even, if you are not looking to change jobs, this is a good measuring stick for job satisfaction. Or, if you’re a boss trying to better understand what keeps employees happy in their work, this gives you a good baseline.

The article is written by Liz Ryan, a Forbes contributor and author, whose first sentences of her bio reads: “I was a Fortune 500 HR SVP for 10 million years, but I was an opera singer before I ever heard the term HR. The higher I got in the corporate world, the more operatic the action became.” This sounds like someone who is a straight shooter and who has been to a few rodeos in her time.

The first part of the article is the story of someone who decided to finally change jobs and the second part (Click “Continue” for page two) is Ryan’s response with her ten reasons why “top performers quit their jobs.”

Here are a few:

  1. “They cannot get their manager’s time or attention — a clear signal that in their manager’s eyes, they aren’t important to the organization’s goals.
  2. They get tired of broken promises…
  3. They see other people getting more respect, more recognition and more visibility than they do — totally disconnected from their business results.”

Contact us and we can help you better understand if the working environment in your company is one that fosters employee satisfaction.