When I came across this article, I was intrigued to see what the 13 signs were that indicated when someone is about to quit.
Reading through the 13 signs, I have to say that I disagree with most of them as they can sometimes contradict what is actually happening. However, in saying this signs 2, 4 and 13 are in my mind pretty accurate.
Are these 13 signs a good indicator of when an employee is thinking of resigning or are we reading too much into these pre-quitting behaviours?
Despite a century of speculation by managers and scholars, we know very little about whether certain cues or signs exhibited by employees can predict whether they’re about to quit. To help managers and companies identify employees at risk of quitting, we investigated this very question and uncovered a set of behavioral changes exhibited by employees—what we dub pre-quitting behaviors—that are strong predictors of voluntary quits in the 12 months after they are observed by managers.