Don’t Blame Yourself (Or Should You?): How Your Actions May Be Driving Away Talent

Apr 04, 2016

Sometimes, it can seem impossible to find good people. What’s even more impossible is keeping them. In today’s workplace, employees no longer follow the old-fashioned “grin and bear it” rule — if they aren’t happy at work, the majority have no issue leaving. In fact, according to Forbes, two million people up and quit their jobs each month.

So, who is responsible for all this turnover? Well, it could be you.

While most employers operate their businesses as best they can, and work incredibly hard to make everyone happy, there may be oversights you’re missing that are causing some bright employees to burn out fast.

It can be difficult to remember what’s important to an employee, especially when you’re trying to keep your business afloat and successful. But what’s equally important is finding a way to balance operations with employee satisfaction. According to the
Huffington Post, the top causes of good employees leaving are:

  • Lack of vision from the employer
  • Poor management
  • No flexibility
  • No growth opportunities
  • Long hours with little rewards

If you are lacking — even unintentionally — in any of these categories, you may want to reevaluate a few things. For a start, find out what you can do to make your work environment a more respectful, empowering, positive, trustworthy, and truthful one.

However, truly improving the state of your business takes more than a few adjectives. Even if things are going well, it’s never a bad idea to be reminded of the best ways to keep your valuable employees, and attract new ones.

That’s why CEDIA created the Business Xchange: an intensive three-day conference dedicated to helping business owners and managers in the home tech industry come together and discuss best practices for running and maintaining successful businesses. Even better, we have expert speakers leading workshops on how to detect good employees and get them to stay.

Business Xchange 2016 will be held in San Diego May 11-13, and registration is now open. Make sure you don’t miss out on learning valuable information that can help ensure you and your employees have a happy and satisfying work life. 



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