Right now, it’s difficult for some companies and organizations to find the employees that they want to hire. This is due, at least in part, to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic conditions that currently exist in the country.
With as difficult as it is to find and hire the right people, it’s even more important for employers to hold onto those people once they’re hired. However, turnover is a reality in the employment marketplace. The most that an employer can do is try to reduce it.
With all of this in mind, below are three big reasons for employee turnover:
#1—The job is not what the person expected.
This could entail a great many things. They might not have realized how much physical labor was involved with the job. Or perhaps they find themselves with duties and responsibilities they did not know they would have when they got the job. Whatever the reason, if the job is different enough, then chances are good that the employee will start to formulate plans for their exit.
How do you prevent this from happening? By writing a great job description and also by communicating with excellence during the interviewing and hiring process.
#2—The employee is overworked and suffering from burnout.
We’re not talking about somebody who has worked a few hours of overtime. We’re talking about somebody who is basically being “worked ragged” and it’s been happening over the course of several weeks or months. Sure, every company wants to make a profit and they want to make as much of a profit as possible, but a high volume of turnover can cut into those profits.
A possible solution is to hire more workers, even on a temporary basis, if more permanent hires are not possible for whatever reason. This will lessen the load and help convince your best employees to stay.
#3—The employee is not a cultural fit for the positon and/or the company.
Cultural fit is extremely important when it comes to hiring. This is why companies must consider cultural fit during the interviewing and hiring process, as well as the soft skills of the job seekers who are applying.
No matter the industry in which your company operates, “people are people,” as they say. What does this mean? It means that no matter what other duties and responsibilities an employee has, they probably have to interact with other people during the course of their job. Ideally, you want to hire people who will work well with one another . . . and with management.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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