Signs your employee is about to quit and how to prevent it

 Research by PwC has shown almost one in four employees leave their job within the first 12 months of being hired. Considering the costs of finding, hiring and training a team member can be significant, high turnover can be a huge loss for small businesses. 

As a small business owner, prevention can be better than cure. It’s important to be on the look-out for signs that one of your team is unhappy, and be proactive in helping them work through any issues they may be having.

A big sign an employee is ready to jump ship is a noticeable change in behaviour and appearance. If a casual dresser suddenly starts showing up in formal work gear, it could mean they’re attending interviews before or after the work day. 

Perhaps your employee’s quality of work has begun to decline, they have been contributing less to the day-to-day activities, or they’re no longer committing to long-term projects, chances are they’re not happy in their position and could be on their way to resigning.

Director of Powered Property, Shai Roitman says that “ensuring that your team understand their purpose and linking it to the values of your business will mean that your top talent is engaged, and less likely to leave. It is critically important you make your employees feel like a part of the business and you are giving them consistent feedback which leads them to stretch their abilities into new skillsets.” 

If you suspect your employee is unhappy – whatever the cause – there are a number of things you can do to lessen the likelihood of employees resigning. 

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Research by PwC has shown almost one in four employees leave their job within the first 12 months of being hired. Considering the costs of finding, hiring and training a team member can be significant, high turnover can be a huge loss for small businesses.

As a small business owner, prevention can be better than cure. It’s important to be on the look-out for signs that one of your team is unhappy, and be proactive in helping them work through any issues they may be having.

A big sign an employee is ready to jump ship is a noticeable change in behaviour and appearance. If a casual dresser suddenly starts showing up in formal work gear, it could mean they’re attending interviews before or after the work day.

Perhaps your employee’s quality of work has begun to decline, they have been contributing less to the day-to-day activities, or they’re no longer committing to long-term projects, chances are they’re not happy in their position and could be on their way to resigning.

Director of Powered Property, Shai Roitman says that “ensuring that your team understand their purpose and linking it to the values of your business will mean that your top talent is engaged, and less likely to leave. It is critically important you make your employees feel like a part of the business and you are giving them consistent feedback which leads them to stretch their abilities into new skillsets.”

If you suspect your employee is unhappy – whatever the cause – there are a number of things you can do to lessen the likelihood of employees resigning. Download our free infographic below so you’re aware of the key warning signs and know how to address the issue before it’s late. 

Signs your employee is about to quit

Download our free infographic so you’re aware of the key warning signs and know how to address the issue before it’s late.

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