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Top 4 Reasons Why Good Employees Quit

The list of reasons why good employees quit may fill up a David Letterman Top Ten list, but if you’re the CEO or HR head and your total of good workers continue to dwindle, it's no laughing matter. Here are top four reasons why good employees leave the workplace:

1. Poor reward system

Rewarding employees for a fantastic job can be done in a multitude of ways and by communicating with employees, bosses receive insight about what motivates their staff or what they value the most.

2. Management

The saying, “People don’t leave companies, they leave their managers” shows that recognition and reward coming from upper management is crucial for employees to stay continually committed.

3. Hiring/promotions

A surefire means to alienate workers is for the good ones to see undeserving employees get all the accolades and the juicy promotions.

4. Too much work

When your go-to workers start to feel overwhelmed due to a heavier workload, this can cause them to burn out. Striking an effective work/life balance is important for them as well.

In the end, the choice of whether your employees leave or not may boil down to the kind of culture an organization has. However, it’s also about being proactive about retaining the talent that you already have.

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