Red Flags Your Employee Wants To Leave
These 6 red flags could be indications that your employee is unmotivated and planning to leave the company. There could be many reasons behind the persons dissatisfaction. Maybe the employee found a new job or they feel they've been treated unreasonably in the workplace. Whatever it may be, if you find your worker displaying a mixture of the above actions, it might be proactive to fix this relationship or search for a replacement. Here's some more information of each of these red flags:
An unmotivated worker is less likely to show up to work on time. Sometimes, this behavior extends to leaving work early. These employees want to spend as little time as possible in the work place.
2. Frequently "Sick"
Expanding on the last subject, a person who calls off of work often may be using the excuse to do other activities like set up interviews, fill out job applications, or simply enjoy more days away from work.
3. Decline in Productivity
On top of not showing up on time or calling out of work often, these unmotivated workers may not even bother getting the job done. If they're responsible enough, they might still complete their tasks but the quality of the work drops. Often times they'll turn in assignments late or it will look like they rushed to submit an incomplete project.
4. Decreased Professionalism.
Your work environment may have certain rules in place such as work attire, vocabulary use, and usage of personal electronic devices. Your definition of professionalism may be completely different to another business owner. The Balance has a good article on generic Professionalism in the Workplace. An unhappy employee will be less respectful than usual, dress up less appropriately, and have a negative attitude.
Social events are common in the workplace. Especially a work environment that focuses on a positive work culture. Strong work culture can inspire productivity. One of the first steps a worker does to separate himself from his current job is to stop hanging out with other employees. Ignoring fellow coworkers or constantly wearing earbuds to get out are ways for these unhappy employees to avoid interacting socially.
6. No Longer a Team Player.
No longer working well with others is a mixture of the above red flags. They aren't productive in a team environment, unprofessional with their teammates, unsociable, and avoids doing their work. This behavior is usually followed by complaints by other employees.
Sometimes a good employee finds a new opportunity. The business insider gives 35 ways to keep your best employee from quitting. As a manager, you want to do your best to keep tabs on everyone in the company. Interviewing your current employees to see how they are feeling, and what they would like to see can be beneficial in the long term to lower turnover and increase motivation.