The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

How to Recognize the Subtle Signs and Act Before It's Too Late

The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave

Author: Leigh Branham
Pub Date: August 2012
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814438510
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417591

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Most managers blame employee turnover on the lure of other companies…even when the real issues are well within their control. Based on research conducted by the prestigious Saratoga Institute—and now extensively revised and bolstered by the results of an all-new post-exit survey—the second edition of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave provides an uncommonly candid account of why your company may be losing its best people. From poor management practices to toxic work­place cultures, the book helps you identify the “push” factors in your organization, and mitigate or eliminate all of them.

Examining dynamics such as manager relationships, lack of trust in senior leadership, company culture and integrity, salary, and benefits, and more, this thoroughly updated edition shows you how to align employee expectations with the realities of the position, avoid job person mismatches, and provide feedback and coaching that breed employee confidence. Surprising and practical, this profoundly valuable book holds the secrets to retaining the people who make your company the best it can be.

Praise for the First Edition of The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave:

“In this book, Branham has turned the tables on retention. His concept of pull-versus-push factors is a great insight. Many people are not pulled out of an organization by a better offer. They are pushed to the door so that when a better offer comes along it is easy to take the last step across the threshold. Every one of the seven reasons Leigh cites for turnover are preventable and not expensive. From selection for fit, to on-the-job support, to being valued, the organization has the power to keep almost anyone they want. Having outlined the problem, Leigh then provides over 50 ways to engage and keep people. This is an invaluable guidebook on retention.”

Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, Founder & CEO, Human Capital Source; author of The ROI of Human Capital

“Any book that can give you ideas that help you retain just one employee is worth the cover price many times over. Leigh Branham’s book can help you hold on to your best. It’s chock full of practical examples and suggestions, best practices, and inspiring stories. Highly recommended.”

Robert Levering, coauthor of Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work for” list;

cofounder of the Great Place to Work® Institute

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