This New Year some offices will feel empty and lifeless, mainly due to employees thinking of leaving their jobs. A usual reason to come up would be losing trust over their employer and the compulsion to find a job elsewhere.
Findings of a study by recruitment firm staffbay.com show that more than 87 percent of people want to find new jobs next year. And more than 50 percent of these workers plan to do so because they no longer trust their bosses.
It is a complete admonition that bosses must carefully consider. The New Year is a time when most employees think about new things for the next year – maybe as part of next year’s resolution. And it includes changing their jobs.
To avoid surprises, bosses must study the behavior of their employees. They have to draw them closer and know them better. By the yearend, employees often look back on how their past year played out. If bosses do not come up with preventive measures, they risk losing employees to the competition.
The survey collected data from more than 15,000 respondents – all jobseekers. When asked whether or not they are pondering on a new job in the next 12 months, a substantial 87.2 percent said they want to find work elsewhere. About 52.6 percent of survey respondents said they lost trust in their boss.
Staffbay.com cofounder Tony Wilmot said that findings of the employment survey serve as a stark warning to employers who may see several empty office desks after the Christmas holidays.
He said, “What this survey shows us is that there is a breakdown between employee and employer – many of the respondents to our survey said they simply don’t trust their boss to do the right thing by them and their career. Others felt they weren’t valued at all.”
The proliferation of digital CVs on social media and multimedia content is driving a paperless revolution. Paper CVs are moribund. But employers can still have a good grasp of the mind of a prospective employee. They have realized the inevitable change brought by social media. Now they tap into the platform to find candidates, with a better overview of a candidate before setting up an interview.
Wilmot added that human resource departments must consider young workers who use nontraditional ways to connect and engage with potential employees.
Lost trust is not self-resolving. Employers must reach out and know their workers better before they completely lose them.