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Why People Quit Work

A Canada-wide survey by David Aplin Recruiting found five top reasons why people decide to leave their employe...


A Canada-wide survey by David Aplin Recruiting found five top reasons why people decide to leave their employers. Although money was a reason, the survey found that dissatisfaction with their senior managers was also a factor.
Over 1,750 employees participated from a variety of organizations across Canada. When asked to indicate five factors that would make them start thinking seriously about leaving their jobs, the top five answers were:
1. insufficient pay
2. lack of trust in senior leaders
3. lack of work-life balance
4. unhealthy or undesirable work culture
5. uninteresting or unchallenging work.
When managers and HR professionals were asked, 47% of them said that voluntary staff turnover is a problem for their organizations.
Aplin sees opportunities for managers to respond to keep their most valued people. “If managers build trust with their people, are honest and sincere in showing leadership and ultimately add value, then they will limit the door opening for … employees at risk of leaving.”
The company says that the five top things employees are looking for in a job are:
1. new challenges, variety of interesting projects
2. advancement opportunities
3. meaningful work opportunities to make a difference
4. performance-based bonuses, salary increases
5. recognition, feedback.
David Aplin Recruiting has offices across Canada.