Do you know the number one reason employees leave a job? It isn’t because of their title, salary or workload. They leave because of their managers.
Surprised? You shouldn’t be. It makes sense, and we have the research to prove it.
Multiple surveys have confirmed a manager can make or break an employee’s experience. A study by employee engagement firm TinyPulse identified various behaviors impact retention, such as micromanagement and a lack of opportunities for development. Gallup found “at least 75 percent of the reasons for voluntary turnover can be influenced by managers.”
Compensation, culture, colleagues, and balance all play a role—but the crux is the person who holds the role of supervisor.
When Good Intentions Lead to Bad Management
Bad managers aren’t uncommon; most people have survived at least one. But bad managers aren’t bad people; more often than not, they just don’t have the skills they need to be effective or to recognize warning signs. Consider this:continue reading »