Are you pushing your great employees away or is someone else taking them?
A study by University of Washington professor Dr. Thomas Lee found there is a negative or internal precipitating event or turning point in 66 percent of all employee turnover. This means there is a positive or external tipping point in 34 percent of all voluntary terminations.
Examples of internal negative events are:
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- My manager was stealing and I could not work for him.
- I was passed over for promotion.
- I was promised the company would pay for a course they asked me to take and then they refused to reimburse me.
- I got tired of doing the work of two employees who the boss let get away with sitting around.
- I needed to leave to pick up my 7-year old who got sick at school and was written up for leaving even though I told my supervisor the situation.
Examples of positive tipping points:
- I was offered $5,500 a year more.
- The job was closer to where I live.
- The new job offers tuition reimbursement.
- I have the ability to work at home if necessary, or at least one day a week.
This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.