Reasons For Losing Your Best Employees

1183811_one_way Today one of my colleagues sent me a link to an article on the Forbes website called “Top Ten Reasons Why Large Companies Fail to Keep Their Best Talent.”  As I read through the 10 reasons I clearly understood that these 10 reasons why large companies lose their top talent did not only apply to large companies, but they equally applied to small business as well and a few of them definitely caught my eye.  We are always trying to do our best to keep our staff happy and engaged with their career with our small company, but looking at this list makes me realize that we need to be continually (that means all the time) trying to keep our employees engaged and excited  about what they are doing each day on the job. Always looking for a better way of doing things and building a better business along with our team should always be in the forefront of our daily mission in the workplace.

Here are a few of the top 10 reasons that large companies fail to keep their best talent, the link below is to the article in full, which is defiantly worth reading and pondering thoughts of how you might improve your workplace.

1. Lack of accountability or telling your employees how to do their job.

2. Missing the vision, are you the employer missing it or do you have one and are failing to pass it on to your employees?

3. Lack of open-mindedness.  Do you the employer really have all of the right ways to doing everything that you do not need any other input? (I really doubt it).

3. Failing to find a project  for your employees talent that ignites their passion.

4. Poor employee reviews (that is if you give them at all)  How do your employees know how they are doing?

5. No offer of career development.  Do you take them to seminars? or offer to finance further educational classes or certification so that they can enhance what they do on the job?

These are just five of the ten listed and they were enough to really get me thinking about what I need to do keep my employees happy and engaged.  There is always more that we can do to make our workplace a better one for us, our employees and those we serve.

Forbes, Top 10 Reasons Why Large Companies Fail To Keep Their Best Talent

12/03/12

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