Turnover: Is Your Top Employee Already Planning on Leaving?

The last time an employee put a resignation letter on your desk, were you surprised? Often when an employee is conducting a job search and getting ready to leave, there are telltale signs that you can pick up on if you’re really looking out for them. Here are some common ones:

  • Decreased productivity, whether that means coming in late, leaving the second the clock hits closing time, or just not getting as much done during the day can mean an employee is no longer feeling challenged or happy in his or her work environment.
  • If someone is interviewing on their lunch hour, you can usually tell. Have they suddenly come into work wearing something more formal than usual? Have they taken a longer lunch break than they have in the past? Are they starting to call in sick often?
  • Don’t overlook something as obvious as an employee openly complaining about his or her job. This can happen in the office, on social media, or elsewhere. If you are in tune with your employees, you can catch it in time to address it.

So how do you stop your top talent from walking out the door? If an employee is leaving because he or she isn’t satisfied with his or her job, don’t throw money at the problem. Except in cases where employees aren’t being compensated fairly, more money doesn’t lead to higher job satisfaction. Take the time to examine your workplace and your employee’s place within it to see how you can change.

If you can’t find a way to keep a particular employee happy and working at your company, don’t despair. Sometimes your best employee is the one who quits. Why? Because it gives you the opportunity to find new talent to bring into your company and bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

Need help finding top talent for a position in your company? At Contemporary Staffing, we have access to a pool of job candidates across a wide range of industries and skill levels. Our hiring and recruiting experts can find you the person who is perfect for your company, so get in touch with us today!