Hiring Wisdom: When Employees Leave, It’s Not Always About the Money

Even though every talented person who ever left one job for another told their employer it was “for the money,” money is rarely the real reason anyone quits.

Over the years, research studies have shown time and again that the No. 1 reason people leave is because of their dissatisfaction with their manager or supervisor.

The 4 things everyone wants in a job

In addition to a good supervisor, there are four (4) more things that everyone wants in a job, no matter what industry they’re in or which generation they belong to:

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  • Good co-workers;
  • A family-friendly workplace;
  • Opportunities to learn and grow;
  • Recognition (aka appreciation).

Are you delivering what’s needed to keep your best people on-board and happy?

This was originally published on Mel Kleiman’s Humetrics blog.

Mel Kleiman, CSP, is an internationally-known authority on recruiting, selecting, and hiring hourly employees. He has been the president of Humetrics since 1976 and has over 30 years of practical experience, research, consulting and professional speaking work to his credit. Contact him at mkleiman@humetrics.com.

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