Saturday, May 8, 2010

Why Employees leave the Company!?

Most of the companies face with the people leaving the company for better prospect, or pay of better working environment, or better respect they can get.
Early this year, Kumar, a senior software designer, got an offer from a prestigious international firm to work in its India operations developing specialized software. He was thrilled by the offer.

He had heard a lot about the CEO. The salary was excellent which is about two times the same offer from other local firms. The company had all the right systems in place employee-friendly human resources policies, a brand new office and the very best technologies even a canteen that served food like the Shangri-la Hotel.

Kumar was sent abroad for some technical training with some of the senior staff working more than 15 years in the company. "My learning curve is the sharpest it's ever been," he said soon after he joined.

Less than four months after he joined, Kumar decided walked out of the job.

Why did this talented employee leave?

Kumar quit for the same reason that drives many good people away.

The answer lies in one of the largest studies undertaken by the Gallup Organization. The study surveyed over a million employees and 80,000 managers and was published in a book called "First Break All The Rules". It came up with this surprising finding: Immediate boss is the reason people stay and thrive in an organization. And he’s the reason why people leave... "People leave managers not companies."

Mostly manager drives people away? HR experts say that of all the abuses, employees find humiliation the most intolerable. Many manager is micromanaging their employees, never tell them what to do whereby give them freeway and chances to make mistakes, and after that blame them not smart enough, every one tends to make mistake ,bigger manager makes bigger mistake naturally.
Two weeks ago, there is a Secondary school teacher ended her life jumping from the window of her school. Just because she could not stand the intangible pressure from school master who scolded her not able sell more lunch boxes to her students! The life of a professional teacher in Hong Kong is valued of a few lunch boxes!
This is the stress that only your staff knows, but not you, You can blame them for their low EQ! But how has such a high EQ since they are borne?

There are a lot good managers work for the same company for more than 30 years., they are the best of the bunch…They will make use of themselves a model for their younger employees as a way to measure their performance. The worst part of it is that they expect the same deliverables as they are!

They earn Hundred Thousands a year whilst you earn few millions, how can you expect they produce the same output as yours?

As the manager ha the supreme power to judge that his employee is doing right or wrong. Once he asks is the bird alive or dead in his hand, his employee answer “Alive”, then he could squeezed and suffocated the bird to dead. On the other hand, if the answer “Dead”, he would open his finger and set free the bird… The employer side is always on the leeward side. This is one of the reasons they feel frustrates they have no way to ask the same question to his superiors.
Different managers can stress out employees in different ways - by being too controlling, too suspicious, too pushy, too critical, but they forget that workers are not fixed assets, they are free agents. When this goes on too long, an employee will quit - often over a trivial issue.
Talented men leave. Dead wood doesn't.

"Jack Welch of GE once said. A company's value lies "between the ears of its employees
HK Snob

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