People decide to move on for all manner of
reasons – so here are five of the things that you may be doing that could be
contributing to your own firm’s staff attrition.
Whatever science sector your organisation
may be involved in – perhaps pharmacology, clinical, medical devices or
something entirely different – you won’t make your employees happy by
continually micromanaging them.
There’s a good reason why your staff are trained and experienced to such a high
level – they need to be if they are to do their jobs, so you should give them
the space to fulfil their duties.
lack of the right tools
For some science roles it may simply be
standard office supplies that are required, whereas
for others, there may be a need for much more specialised equipment.
Whatever the situation, your staff should
have the tools that enable them to do their jobs in the safest and most
competent manner possible.
business is about not just the building in
which it is based, but also its people
and the morale among its employees. Unfortunately, however, all too many
managers are intimidating, communicate poorly and don’t provide their staff
with an adequate work/life balance.
Your employees need to feel that they are
in an environment in which they will be appreciated and rewarded for their hard
work – otherwise, don’t be surprised if they look for other science jobs.
Treating certain staff or departments more
favourably than others – whether that means providing greater resources and
attention or simply not placing the same demands upon them – is another sure
way to breed resentment.
Indeed, those within your team who may be
willing to take on more responsibility or work overtime may be effectively punished for this through a lack
of managerial support.
If your staff members are being constantly distracted from their core
duties by meetings, how can you expect them to be productive and happy workers?
At the very least, any meetings that you do hold should have a definite sense
of purpose, with an expectation that real changes or improvements will be made as a result of what was discussed and someone will be held
accountable for it.
But all too often, certain science organisations
hold meetings for the sake of holding meetings and nothing changes in how the
firm works, other than employee disillusionment.
discovery earlier this year by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and
Development (CIPD) that UK workers’ job satisfaction was at a two-year low
– as reported by The Independent -
should make it even more obvious that your staff must be managed well if you
are to get the best out of them.
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