The natural response any manager has after losing great employees is to ask “why?” Then come the old standby excuses: they wanted more money, they wanted a promotion, they wanted a schedule change, etc. What’s often missing from managers’ laundry list of reasons why they’re losing good employees is the perspective of the employees themselves. More often than not, good employees don’t leave jobs – they leave managers.

Forbes just released the nine management faux pas most likely to send employees packing. Thankfully, with some awareness and proactive attention, they can easily be avoided.

Beware of signs that may spell trouble for employees:

  1. Employees getting overworked – putting in longer than eight hours a day for a sustained period of time
  2. Great work not getting recognized or rewarded
  3. Employees having no relationship with their managers

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