Linked – Why People Quit Their Jobs

Imagine that you’re looking at your company-issued smartphone and you notice an e-mail from LinkedIn: “These companies are looking for candidates like you!” You aren’t necessarily searching for a job, but you’re always open to opportunities, so out of curiosity, you click on the link. A few minutes later your boss appears at your desk. “We’ve noticed that you’re spending more time on lately, so I wanted to talk with you about your career and whether you’re happy here,” she says. Uh-oh.

Go read the whole article and ask yourself a question. If we already know that most people leave jobs because of their manager, not necessarily the company, wouldn’t all the time and money be better spent managers in how to effectively manage?

I mean seriously, if the situation above actually happened to me, I’d be about 1000% more likely to leave, not less, because my manager felt the need to spy on me and take something completely out of context. Nope, not someone I want to work for.


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