Right now, you are at risk of losing critical team members. Do you know who is being pursued or who is pursuing another job? Proactive recruiting is gaining momentum. There is a high probability that your top team members have been sent an email or had a phone call expressing interest in them. And it is easy for your employees to network and search top job sites with new online resources and tools. Organizations are hungry for top talent today just like you. Do you know who you are at risk of losing and why?You are at risk of losing critical team members. Do you know who is being pursued or who is pursuing another job? Click To Tweet
We automatically think compensation is the primary driver for job changes but there are many other reasons people look for another job.
6 Reasons Employees On Your Team Are Looking for Another Job:
- My leaders don’t value me.
Feeling valued is a primary need of people and how value is communicated is different for different individuals. It will be the little things that communicate value like calling people by their name, asking about their families, and saying thank you for the work they do. Or asking for their input on a problem or listening when they bring you a new initiative. Valuing people isn’t something you calendar or check off your to do list. It has to be authentic and real.
- My leaders don’t listen to me.
Employee engagement is critical for your organization and critical for keeping your top talent. Having formal and informal opportunities to talk with leaders, to share with others ideas, insights, and concerns is essential for building and sustaining a strong culture. An open door policy or a confidential open email rule can send the message you are always ready to listen. But even more valuable is when you drop by to chat informally with top leaders and you ask their opinion or advise on organizational issues. Make sure you are actively listening.
- I don’t have opportunities to grow.
Personal growth and development is a key driver for organizational success and your best team members thrive on learning. Ongoing conversations about development plans and specific action plans for growth are great tools to build a learning culture. Invest in your team’s development. It can keep people on your team for the future.
- I don’t have opportunities to engage and learn from other leaders.
Whether it is a formal mentoring program or an informal expectation that leaders will regularly invest in others, shared leadership learning is a great value to develop on your team. Informal lunches, project assignments, and a leadership book dialogue are just a few ways to give key employees opportunities to engage with leaders.
- I don’t receive feedback on my performance.
Old models of performance management are out but performance dialogues are more critical than ever for success. Clarity of expectations, establishing key metrics for success, setting goals and key action plans, and creating a development plan are all important performance success issues. But having a performance dialogue means you check in with employees on a regular basis to see how the plan is going, where to make adjustments, and how you can help resource for success.
- The organization’s mission and values are not aligned.
When the organization and the leader say one thing (mission and values) but their actions don’t line up, people will eventually leave. And if they don’t leave physically, they will leave emotionally, intellectually, and relationally. No heart for the work, no commitment to the work, and no engagement with others. Leaders must guard this well to build a strong, healthy, and growing organization. Alignment in mission and values builds trust, loyalty and commitment. You cannot thrive without these.
Be proactive to do internal recruiting, making sure your key players still want to work for you and for your organization. Don’t get passive and assume just because they have a job they will stay on your team. If you do, you will be surprised, shocked, and even hurt when you get the word that someone is leaving you for another job.Be proactive to do internal recruiting, making sure your key players still want to work for your organization. Click To Tweet
“Loyalty and faithfulness deliver a king; through loyalty he maintains his throne.” Proverbs 20:28
Why would you leave your job?