If an employee leaves an organization there is nothing left to do to foster employee engagement.
How do you enhance employee retention?
John Eckmire did an excellent job of interviewing and writing about his podcast with Leigh Branham on the 7 reasons employees leave. This was one podcast in a series that will be conducted on the Canadian Management Centre blog. I thought the podcast was well conducted and informative. I appreciated that in addition to the audio portion the post included a detailed interview summary.
Here are a few tidbits from the session:
- Create a feedback rich environment.
- One of the largest “push” factors employees face is the feeling of being undervalued for the contributions they make to a company.
- Given the constraints on time which exist within every organization managers believe that they are too busy doing work to manage people.
- Don’t let two weeks pass by without checking in with each employee – provide frequent feedback.
- Great managers are those who act more like athletic coaches offering “positive neutral feedback” on a continual basis.
Click here to listen to this 18 minute podcast and learn more about the following 7 reasons employees leave:
- It’s not what they expected
- Bad person-job fit
- No feedback and coaching
- No career growth or learning
- Feel devalued/unrecognized
- Feel overworked/stressed out
- Don’t trust senior leaders