Employee turnover is expensive, which is why you want to hang onto your key staff. However, if you’re noticing any of the signs below, it could be an indication one of them is about to jump ship.
A change in appearance.
If an employee typically dresses casually, but is suddenly donning suits to work, it could be because they’re interviewing. On the flip side, it can indicate burnout when an employee – who’s typically a sharp dresser – is now coming to work in sloppy or ultra-casual attire.
A pattern of sick days.
If you have an employee who barely ever calls in sick, but is suddenly phoning in on a regular basis, it could be due to their job search. Likewise, leaving early or coming in late are other key indicators that they’re potentially interviewing for a new job. These signs can also be warning signs that an employee is feeling unmotivated and disengaged.
A drop in productivity.
When you have a star employee who’s suddenly underperforming or not meeting deadlines, something’s going on. They might be feeling bored or undervalued, leading to a sense of apathy about their job. Or they could be stretched thin due to an ongoing job search that they’re focusing on, as well.
A lack of commitment.
If your employee – who’s usually a hard worker – is trying to get out of projects, it spells trouble. Oftentimes, when someone has made the decision to move on, they simply want to do the bare minimum. They’re far less inclined to tackle complicated, long-term projects.
When you’re seeing these warning signs, or any others, you have to act fast. Otherwise, your star employee could accept another position before you intervene. If they’re someone you’d really like to hang onto, have a conversation about the signs you’re noticing and ask what you can do to improve the situation.
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