A recent survey conducted by LinkedIn amongst Irish professionals found that the main reason for professionals in Ireland to quit their job was a lack of career advancement opportunities. In fact, an astounding 45% cited career advancement as the most common reasons for leaving their past employers. The other two most popular reasons were being unhappy with the work environment/ culture and work not being challenging enough.
The importance of the work environment or culture is much more important in the Irish context than the global average (33% vs. 27%). This is very interesting from a talent sourcing perspective as it is very important to select talent that can not only do the job, willing to do the job but who can also fit into the culture of the organisation. Ensuring cultural compatibility will not only greatly reduce employee churn but should also, in theory, lead to a happier, more productive workforce.
If you are an employer, what measures do you have in place to ensure a challenging work environment, with a clear career path whilst ensuring the cultural compatibility of new hires to your organisation?
As an employee, what is the main reason for you leaving your last job or considering to leave your current employer?