This guest blog has been provided by Kevin Sheridan, best-selling author and innovator in the field of Employee Engagement.
You have seen it play out time and time again. Someone in the workplace says, “Hey, where is Mary today?” Someone else says, “Oh, she quit.” Or equally as common these days is when Mary just doesn’t show up for work one day. No notification, no resignation letter, and maybe no ID Badge turn in. The sad fact is that many of these resignations could be avoided by simply studying Exit Survey data1 and applying solutions to the top three reasons employees quit. While running my HR consulting firm from 1996-2012, we did a lot of research on resignation. It’s interesting that similar studies conducted in 2016 nearly mirror the latest data we gathered in 2011 that is outlined in this blog.