How to Lose Employees in Your Business

Good employees are hard to find and the search to replace them can be expensive when they leave, so it is in every business’ interest to hold on to the excellent employees they have been able to recruit.

That being the case, let’s take a look at some things you should do if you want to lose employees, so that you can, hopefully, avoid them and keep hold of those all-important employees for your business.

Do not communicate with them

If you want to lose employees from your business, then you should avoid communicating with them. Do not provide them with feedback on their work or offer any guidance. Make them feel isolated and left out of important conversations. This will quickly lead to employees feeling undervalued and disconnected from the company.

Do not provide them with proper facilities

If you fail to provide your employees with the proper facilities, whether it be a room where they can have a break and eat lunch or ensuring you sort out toilet hire for on-site construction work, then they are quickly going to become disillusioned and you will end up losing them sooner, rather than later. 

Do not pay them enough

If you fail to pay your employees their worth, and if you pay them less than they can get elsewhere in the industry, then it is only going to be a matter of time before they move on to bigger and better things and find an employee who recognises their worth and is willing to pay them fairly for it.

Do not offer them the chance to grow

If you want to lose employees, then you should not provide them with any opportunities for growth. This means no promotions, no training, and no development programs. This will quickly lead to employees feeling stagnant and unchallenged in their roles.

Overwork them

If you want your employees to desert you, then you should overload them with work. This means giving them unrealistic deadlines, asking them to work long hours, and not providing them with the necessary resources to complete their tasks. This will quickly lead to employees feeling stressed and burnt out.

Micromanage them

If you want to lose employees, then you should micromanage them. This means monitoring their every move, not giving them any autonomy, and not trusting them to complete their work. This will quickly lead to employees feeling frustrated and undervalued, which will undoubtedly see them looking for other work opportunities where they have the trust of their employer and the freedom to work on tasks in their own way.

As you can see, there are a number of things that could easily lead to your losing your employees fast if you allow them to be a part of the working culture in your company. The good news is, now that you know about them, you can avoid putting them into action and ensure that you are able to hold onto your best resources – your excellent employees – for as long as possible.

Isa Lillo


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