Oct 242015
 

A 2015 Gallup study called Employees Want A Lot More From Their Managers addresses the fundamental employer and employee question. It confirms what many have either already known or impulsively sensed. Employees do not leave companies. Employees leave people. In other words, for employees, the manager is the company.

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These pages have addressed the issue of the relationship between employee and employers before. The study adds more evidence to the assertion that employees leave due to bad managers.

What Matters To Employees

What Matters To Employees 2015

Keeping Your Employees Happy

Why Employees Stay

An Interview with Beverly Kaye Of Career Systems International Co-Author of Love ‘Em Or Lose ‘Em: Getting Good People To Stay

The Gallup study of 7,272 adults revealed that “one in two had left their job to get away from their manager to improve their overall life at some point in their career.”

Gallup found that employees want engagement, communication and responsiveness. According to the study, employees unhappy with their managers find annual reviews forced and superficial. Pertinently, employees who are unhappy do not plan or think about the future of the company simply because “they are not even sure what tomorrow will throw at them.”

Managers, are you reading and understanding this?

Are relevant personnel at different companies picking the correct managers and removing mistaken management persons and their respective choices?

Note: this is a US Study.

*Things That Need To Go Away: managers who make life difficult for their employees.

Jul 132015
 

I wish I could say this graphic is mine. Alas, it is not, but I like it a lot.

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In fact, since it was sent in, if anyone knows where the source is please tell me for appropriate credit.

The point is what these pages have talked about before herehere and here. Employees are precious and finding good ones is difficult. Keeping good ones is as difficult. More pertinently, however, is the question on how to keep employees.

Many theories float out there, but the notion is that one solution does not fit all. While managers and human resource teams talk and practice team meetings, casual Friday days, commission structures so on and so forth any of these schemes is probably missing the mark the majority of the time.

Employees are humans. Humans are a diverse group. It remains the job of the manager, executive and human resources to understand each individual and work with (motivate) that person (employee) individually.

*Things That Need To Go Away: making employees happy through actions and activities that make managers pleased.