Many of our IT clients around New Zealand have been experiencing high turnover in the last couple of years and the demand for IT professionals is only increasing, so there’s really no better time to be thinking about how to keep good employees. Not to mention the effect of bad hires.
Is it time for Kiwi employers to do some self-improvement, taking stock of the talent they have and put some initiatives in place to make sure they stick around?
Managers tend to blame their turnover problems on everything under the sun, while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. The sad thing is that this can easily be avoided. All that’s required is a new perspective and some extra effort on the manager’s part. First, we need to understand the nine worst things that managers do that send good people packing.