Introduction Employees changing their jobs has become very common nowadays. The process of finding a new job, leaving the current job, joining the new company and settling there is a time-consuming process. It affects both employee and HR of the company. HR also needs to find the replacement for the outgoing candidate and carry out all the hiring formalities. But why do employees want to leave the organization? Why can't they avoid it? After all, it is an added burden. Let us see the reasons below.
Factors responsible for changing jobs
ConclusionThe decision to leave a job should always be backed by some rational thinking and should be taken after analyzing all the pros and cons of it. If everything is going well in your present company and if you are satisfied with your work and salary then there is no reason to change a job. There are some people who after staying in particular company for say 3-4 years feel that it is too long and they should change the company even if everything is fine. This kind of thinking is really not good and should not be the reason behind your change in job. Staying with a company for a long duration has its own advantages. So a decision to change a job should never be taken lightly.
For me switching jobs should not happen as a habit. But there should be genuine reason to leave the present job for the greener pastures. Normally when a person is without a job and gets a job opportunity, his happiness has no bounds. But once he got into the job frame, he starts to assert his rights and further demands. In that process start to look for better offers. What I mean to stress here that the first job is the basic job for any one, and it must be done with great dedication and conviction. No matter there could be some setback and challenges, but those are the period one become rigid and also becomes more experienced to over come from the difficulties. Once you master on the problems and how to come out, any job would be easy. And mind it, no company would be interested to loose a best employee and hence if you are good to the company , then the company shall reciprocate with same degree to retain you. So one should not think of shifting jobs often.
A good article, the traditional concept of the job was that it's a job for life. People would be loyal to the brand or the firm without changing the workplace often.
Currently, the opportunities and the competition is so high that a fantastic company would collapse or employees can be made redundant. Earlier age and senior was respected, now at many places, it becomes a burden in terms of productivity and payouts.
When one has to work in such an environment, he or she has to make the best of opportunities coming by their way.
The salary packet is the core of any employment. If one were to get a 10-15% hike and better perks, then employees would change firms. In the healthcare sectors, nurses and paramedical staff would be offered better pay by rival organization leading to a high attrition rate.
The name tag that we can put on our resume is very important because it means a step up the ladder in career and almost always it has a pay hike. The are many people who would move from a city(customer care manager) via the promotion route to an expanding town or a smaller branch ( as Operations Manager) and then come back to the any of the larger branches via the transfer route. It's like a lateral entry but happens quicker than staying in one place.
Few people truly change jobs for the sake of learning and upgrading their skills, such people should be identifed and retained by the management as their commitment and work ethics would be higher than average.
Gone are the days when people were working just for money, now they look for a conducive work atmosphere that can encourage them to have a good work satisfaction rather than adding stress and target loads.
At times the supervisors/boss becomes insufferable with subtle abuse of the employee. There are some employees for whom dignity and self-respect are above all, such people would quit when they feel their core values are not respected.
Sometimes like a mid-life crisis, people get bored of their work pattern ( although it gives a good pay). After some time these staffs get restless and decide to change their career path or try to become startup entrepreneurs.
More women quit due to lack of work-life balance especially after the birth of the first or second life. At times, when one has good skills in hand and is well off, they quit when the work take much of their time. They become freelancers or part-time staff.
Politics at the workplace is a major adverse force. In the healthcare sector too, I've seen internal politics just ruin the career of good, committed staff at all levels. The problem with workplace politics is that it becomes a taboo subject with the higher management and can't be proved easily.
I think, for the present day employee, he or she should remember that their position is secure as long as things are going well. When a better person or a person at a lower salary can do the job, then the senior employee risks a threat to his/her position. We should be working hard keeping in mind that brand loyalty and employer-employee relationships now are decided on demand and financial implications rather than employee's skill alone.
A good article and the author has tried to give a list of probable reasons for changing the jobs. When a qualified person is working in a particular job he looks for salary, designation and perks. In addition to all these requirements, they look for job satisfaction. When we assess our performance through self-assessment process we should feel that we are doing a good job and what we are doing is in proportion to the salary what we are getting. Simply giving salary and designations without any change in the job profile and nature of work also is a reason for job changing. A manager of a factory may be promoted to General Manager, Vice President or President, but the nature of the job will remain the same. In such case, some individuals may not get satisfied.
Another important factor is the work atmosphere and a good boss. If the boss is not a person who gives value to the performance, it may not be liked by a good performer. There are some bosses who take other traits into consideration for evaluation rather than the contributions made for the growth of the company. In these circumstances also the employees try to have a change.
A private employee will have a fast career growth if he is making good moves from company to company by putting up a reasonable period of service in each of the organizations he joined. Changing the job too many times and very frequently will also be considered as bad quality for an employee.
The article is perfect in explaining the factors responsible for changing the job. The tradition of switching job is growing. The gap between leaving a job and finding a new one is frictional unemployment.
When the workforce leaves the organisation it is known as Labour turnover. The rate of labour turnover either should be low or normal, it should not be high. It arises due to avoidable causes, unavoidable causes and personal causes.
Salary is one of the biggest reasons for an employee to switch. Cost of living is too high that expenses can't be borne from the salary. Students fees, household expenses, house rent are few reasons people need to switch.
The employee does a lot of hard work to get a promotion. But sometimes he does not get promoted. Sometimes he is promoted but salary does not increase or salary increases but the designation does not.
People usually get bored of doing the same job. So they want to switch the job. Few people want to learn new things so they switch job. Some want to grab more experience.
People may not like companies work culture. They may also not able to adjust to working culture.
Sometimes our boss is also responsible for the change of job. His behaviour, way of interacting, judging us are few reasons in the category. He may not treat us well.
Organisation's rule and regulations are also the reason for people changing job. All these factors need to be improved. Then only the ratio will improve.