There are employees who leave their jobs. But do they really want to quit on their jobs or they just want to leave their organization? There are many reasons why employees leave their employer, and disliking their job is generally and only one of them. If you’re an employer or one who owns a business that employs people, part of your good responsibilities is to keep and take care of your employees. As a manager and a leader, a good management and leadership must be observed and practiced inside your organization to reach your organizational goals, such as productivity, profitability and stability. To help and guide us in righteously preventing our people from resigning, submitting their resignation letters, and saying goodbye, let us consider and learn on the following list of reasons why they are leaving their employer.
1. Managers practicing favoritism and discrimination – people always cry out for justice and equality.
2. Lack of coaching, mentoring and support from managers – they don’t want to walk alone in the dark.
3. Lack of due recognition and reward from the management – they don’t want their effort to be left ignored and wasted.
4. Company doesn’t promote health, safety and wellness – good health and a secured place are essential to life.
5. Employees looking for greener pastures – this happens when the company is not contributing to their employees’ financial and professional growth.
6. Not getting the right job as promised during recruitment – employees are not to be fooled around.
7. Lack of trust and confidence with managers – they hate broken promises.
8. Managers lack of trust and confidence with their employees’ capabilities – They love people who trust them.
9. Employees are overworked and stressed – they aren’t machines; even machines need a rest.
10. The company change address and location – they don’t like the new location.
11. The employees or their family relocates – they value their family’s togetherness.
12. The employee has history of health problems and becomes physically unfit for the job – this is uncontrollable.
13. Negative relationship with coworkers and lack of teamwork – it’s very uncomfortable.
14. Company has no honor and integrity –they want clean conscience and want to have good sleep at night.
15. Business is not flourishing – what could a losing business offers?
16. Different business company culture – faith and religion may cause a difference.
17. Boring and unchallenging work environment – they want to get challenged and be inspired.
18. Weak and inconsistent policies – it causes headache.
19. Mismatched salary and responsibility – that’s unfair!
20. Manager humiliates employees – what’s the use of paper or management’s office?
21. Inefficient and slow-moving company system (too much bureaucracy) – time is gold and we’re getting old.
22. Company lacks quality control in rejecting irritating and troubled clients – they don’t like overly demanding and problematic clients.
23. Physical abuse – abuse is always bad, especially when it can be felt physically.
24. Disrespect of privacy – they are not totally your own property.
25. Lack of fringe benefits and leave allowances – why there are numbers of other companies who can provide these benefits and you don’t?
26. Lack of work-life balance – life is too short, they need to enjoy life.
27. Sudden changes of employees’ personal goals and plans – humans are sometimes unpredictable.
28. Too much interference from the top management – what’s the use of middle managers?
29. No employee empowerment – employees want to be independent, who can stand alone.
30. Lack of feedback and evaluation – what do you think of their performance? Can you tell their rooms for improvement? Or are you not just paying any attention?
31. Sensing layoff or uncertainty of employment – they want to voluntary resign before they get terminated.
32. Competitors pirating employees for higher compensation and benefits –they just can’t refuse the offer.
33. Employees have no voice in the organization – what’s the use of their mind and mouth?
34. Employees has voice in the organization, but management don’t listen – that’s awful.
35. Management listen to employees, but they don’t act on what they’ve listened – that’s more awful.
36. Unfit company policies, such as no marriage or no romantic relationship inside the organization – an employee may find the love of his life inside the organization. It’s a love over job matter.
37. Urge from parents to find another job – they need to obey their parent’s wishes.
38. Peer influence. Employees want to join their close friends in another company – that’s cool!
39. Employees’ skills and talents are not utilized and optimized – they work not only for money, but for experience, learning and advancement.
40. Negative relationship with direct supervisor or manager – it can cause a fight.
41. Employees backstabbed by their managers or co-workers – that’s lowly!
42. Employers not protecting and defending their employees from outside attackers – they expect your protection.
43. High cost of living in the place where the company is located – let’s do accounting and learn some economics.
44. Company has vague mission, vision and purpose – they want to see a clear direction and destination.
45. Employees think that their boss is greedy, lazy, selfish, not motivating, and is damaging their morale – who would like to have that kind of boss?
46. Employers and managers blame their people for the faults they never commit – employers or managers should be humble and accountable.
47. Unjustifiable demerits and punishments – you need to fix your weighing scale.
48. Employees have only taken the job temporarily – now that the job they’re really wanting and waiting has finally arrived.
49. Employees cannot adapt or adjust on the company’s new policies, new management and other major organizational changes – it can be too difficult for them.
50. Everyone else is leaving the company – or the employee’s best buddy in the organization is also leaving the company and he or she can’t work comfortably without his or her buddy. Friends forever or what are friends are for? These can happen inside the organization.