Top 5 Reasons Big Companies Lose Good Employees

Tue, Dec 20, 2011


It’s no secret that big companies often have a hard time keeping their best and brightest employees. Why do big companies lose good employees?

  1. No passion for what they’re doing. Smart people need to be stimulated. If you don’t have them working on projects that they enjoy, projects that stimulate and interest them, chances are they’re going to go find those projects elsewhere.
  2. No apparent company interest in their future. If you don’t talk with them about where they want to be in the next 2, 3, 5 or even 10 years, and they don’t feel as if there’s a path to anything substantive for them, why should they stick around?
  3. Crazy/annoying boss. If their immediate boss/supervisor is driving them crazy, good employees will leave.
  4. Close-mindeness. Good employees typically want to share their ideas and have them listened to. If your company’s vision or strategy goes against this, then obviously there is going to be a problem.
  5. Co-workers. Good employees don’t want to be surrounded by bad employees, they want other good employees around them so they can grow and grow the company as well. Who are your good employees surrounded by?

Are all your employees good employees?

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