The latest research from job portal DreamJobs gives an insight into the most common reasons why workers quit. It also reveals that graduates and retail workers are the most likely to leave their jobs, with the highest turnover in large companies.
The research found that the five most common reasons for quitting a white-collar job are a generally poor relationship with the manager (59.3%), lack of recognition and positive feedback (50.8%), too much stress and burnout (48%), poor workplace atmosphere and employee relations (45.8%,) and inadequate pay (45.2%), but not being able to work from home also contributes to quitting.
The employees’ main problems with their supervisors were them acting superior (56.6%), micromanagement and mistrust (53.3%), poor communication (48.1%), and unpredictability, double standards and favoritism.
In a third of cases, lack of professional qualities and the use of punishment or intimidation as a motivator by the boss were also cited as reasons.
According to the survey, workers with university or college degrees are the most active and aware when it comes to quitting their jobs. It also found that workers in the retail sector have the highest rate of quitting (15%), followed by manufacturing (10.7%), education (7.9%), and health (5.2%), and the least in the pharmaceutical sector (0.06%). By far the highest number of employees who quit is in large companies (40.9%), the lowest in micro companies (11.8%), most often after one to three years (32.7%).
It was also found that around half of companies (44.5%) were open to making various offers to encourage a colleague who wanted to leave, to stay. In this case, the employer mainly promises better working conditions (35%), higher pay (29.6%), or changes in job title (20.4%) and promotion (10.7%).
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