9 Manager Mistakes That Make Good People Quit

Most of us have heard the saying that people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. Some managers complain about turnover, about constantly losing their best employees. However, they tend to blame their turnover problems on everything but the real culprit: themselves. According to this article, organizations know how important it is to have motivated, engaged employees, but most fail to hold managers accountable for making it happen. Often, HR turns a blind eye to the poor management style of many supervisors. The author suggests that all that’s required to make a change is a new perspective and some extra effort on the managers’ part (and HR). The article lists nine areas where managers appear to make mistakes and offers suggestions for ways to remedy the situations. The author concludes by declaring that “If you want your best people to stay, you need to think carefully about how you treat them. While good employees are as tough as nails, their talent gives them an abundance of options. You need to make them want to work for you.”