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This is Why People Leave Your Company

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Across sectors, the reasons people love and hate their job are the same. It is important to understand why people quit and what startups can do to ensure employees are happy and engaged. 

You don’t respect their time

  • Employees have lives outside their work, their time should be respected
  • People should choose whether they want to work on weekends

Employees usually don’t leave because of their boss

  • Rarely do employees leave due to mismatched chemistry - it usually stems from a lack of confidence

Counteroffers

  • If employees are unhappy, counteroffers will not fix the problem and are an expensive ordeal

Build a community with purpose

  • Ensure people feel as if they’re part of something bigger
  • Ensure your hiring process incorporates cultural fit
  • Build trust between managers and employees
  • Consider a “work from home” policy to increase employee happiness

Mentorship programs

  • Mentorship should be directed by employee interest and growth
  • Good mentorship happens organically
  • Mentorship can shorten feedback cycles and potential retention issues can be spotted earlier

HR

  • Invest in reliable and trustworthy HR employees
  • Empathy is important
  • Recruit someone who will tell you hard things you don’t want to hear
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