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Top Reasons Why Employees Stay or Leave by Alie Jules

“Should I stay or Should I go?”

According to research by Randstad US, the top reason for employees staying and leaving a job is pay. That pay is essential doesn’t come as a big surprise.

Although toxic work culture contributes to talent leaving, it’s not the only reason.

Today’s workers value work-life balance, flexibility, and growth opportunities. Without these, employees are more likely to seek out better opportunities elsewhere.

In fact,

Work-life balance is so crucial that 66% of employees surveyed won’t consider a job that doesn’t offer at least ten paid vacation days. About half would work for a bad boss if they had unlimited vacation time.

Want to boost your chances of attracting new workers and keeping your current talent? Consider these top reasons why employees stay:

Top Reasons Employees Stay

1. Salary and Benefits

2. Job Security

3. Location

4. Work-life Balance

5. Flexible Arrangements

Causes for employee turnover, take a look at these top reasons:

Top Reasons Employees Leave

1. Compensation too low

2. Limited Career Path

3. Work-life Balance issues

4. Insufficient Challenges

5. Organization shows poor leadership

Now, some employees stay – even when they don’t love their jobs.

So, what can you do to improve your employee experience?

Your employees are your most valuable asset.

“Take care of your employees and they will take care of your business. It’s as simple as that.” Richard Branson


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