DOUBTING YOUR MANAGER HAS YOUR BEST INTERESTS AT HEART IS TOP REASON FOR WANTING TO QUIT
Does your boss want you to progress in your career – or do you suspect they’re trying to keep you in your place? Would they offer you a pay rise if they thought you deserved one?
A lack of trust between staff and their mangers is the top reason for wanting to quit a job, according to new figures. A survey by Staff Bay found that 87% of staff plan to leave their current role in 2014. When asked why, 53% said it was because they don’t trust their boss to help them further their career. Tony Wilmot, co-founder of staffbay.com, said:
“The figures from our employment survey should act as a wake-up call to employers. They should ask themselves — do they really know their staff?
“What this survey shows us is that there is a breakdown between employee and employer — many of the respondents to our survey said they simply don’t trust their boss to do the right thing by them and their career. Others felt they weren’t valued at all.”
And he warned that young staff were especially likely to do a runner, as they are most confident using digital technology to enable them to find new jobs:
“With the rise of social media and video CVs, it’s really very easy to get a handle on what makes a prospective employee tick. Paper CVs are dead — more and more employers are now searching for candidates using social media, as it gives them a much better overview of what that candidate is about before they actually meet them.
“HR departments need to switch themselves onto the fact that young people are now willing to engage with potential employees in a completely different way. The problem of trust won’t solve itself — it’s up to employers to get to know their workforce as well as they can — before they lose them altogether.”
What do you think? Do these figures fit with your experience of having a job or doing an internship? If you’re employed now, do you trust that your boss has your best interests at heart? If you’re looking for work at the moment, what was your experience in your last job or internship? Did your manager make helpful suggestions about how you could progress? Have you ever been offered a pay rise you didn’t ask for? Or could they do more to help get your career going? Tell us what you think below…