Employee recruiting programs have become a go-to solution for employers afraid they will lose their talent. The Great Resignation of 2021 left many businesses with a much higher attrition rate than ever. Still, employees have been quitting in mass since 2018, according to Mercer, who predicted that one-third of employees planned to quit their jobs in the next 12 months. So, why do employees quit? Here are just a few of the most common reasons.

Dissatisfaction with Life Work Balance

Employee recruiting programs study why employees quit their jobs and found that one of the top reasons was because of the lack of work-life balance. Many employees walk away from their jobs to take an opportunity to have a better work-life balance experience. Employees that supervisors overwork are more likely to quit.

Team Relationships

Employees will leave a job if the team environment is toxic. If competition between team members reaches toxic levels, an employee with talent will look elsewhere to work where the environment is less competitive. Fostering competition between teammates can be a motivator, but it can also backfire.

Benefit Packages

A recent survey found that highly qualified candidates valued benefits packages almost as much as they valued their salary. The right benefits can keep employees happy, productive, and loyal to your business. Skimpy benefits packages can have them looking elsewhere for employment.

Management Issues

If an employee does not feel supported by management, they will quit. Inexperienced management often makes mistakes. Highly trained management will support the employees and provide focused guidance. If an employee struggles to get management support, they will leave.

Job Description

If an employee accepts a position to do one job, then other work is piled on outside that job description; they will become overwhelmed and quit. Clear expectations that both parties agree to and stick to are essential to employee satisfaction.


Employees want to be recognized for their contribution to the organization. When employees feel like their work is not appreciated, they quit. Recognition and gratitude for a job well done are important in keeping your talent.

Keeping the talent that you have and attracting new highly qualified talent starts with employee recruiting programs based on meeting the employee’s needs. Learning how to improve your retention and recruit new employees is key to the success of your business. Call us today to learn more.

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