What Makes Employee Leave

Employees do not leave an organization without any significant reason. There are certain circumstances that lead to their leaving the organization. The most common reasons can be:

  1. Job is not what the employee expected to be: Sometimes the job responsibilities don’t come out to be same as expected by the candidates. Unexpected job responsibilities lead to job dissatisfaction.
  2. Job and person mismatch: A candidate may be fit to do a certain type of job which matches his personality. If he is given a job which mismatches his personality, then he won’t be able to perform it well and will try to find out reasons to leave the job.
  3. No growth opportunities: No or less learning and growth opportunities in the current job will make candidate’s job and career stagnant.
  4. Lack of appreciation: If the work is not appreciated by the supervisor, the employee feels de-motivated and loses interest in job.
  5. Lack of trust and support in coworkers, seniors and management: Trust is the most important factor that is required for an individual to stay in the job. Non-supportive coworkers, seniors and management can make office environment unfriendly and difficult to work in.
  6. Stress from overworks and work life imbalance: Job stress can lead to work life imbalance which ultimately many times lead to employee leaving the organization.
  7. Compensation: Better compensation packages being offered by other companies may attract employees towards themselves.
  8. New job offer: An attractive job offer which an employee thinks is good for him with respect to job responsibility, compensation, growth and learning etc. can lead an employee to leave the organization.