Recent graduates nowadays find it hard to stick to a workplace they are currently at. It is not the workplace itself that actually bothers them; it is the treatment they receive from their employers. The answers to why the youth want to stay at a particular workplace thus can be varied. Some of the most common reasons can be grouped into the following 3 points.
- Positivity and encouragement
Recognition of employers towards their employees’ jobs is crucial for the development of those working at a company or organization. If all that the employees hear at work are sarcastic remarks and constant nagging, they will be tired of their job, and might even start hating their experience at their current workplace. As time goes by, it becomes emotionally draining for them to stay at a job, only to earn money. Normally, people whose work is acknowledged may be as much as 47% more productive than those whose work is ignored. Having positive things being said to employees can thus motivate them to give their best shots at their job positions, and this creates a livelier atmosphere for both parties.
Employees also seek for purpose when they look for work. If a prospective job is sure to give them money, it is an amazing opportunity; but if employees are able to see behind the frame, and find something even bigger, they might be even more attracted to this particular job offer. The state of being fulfilled has a lot to do with completion and realization. An employee who feels fulfilled for instance can encourage others to work more effectively at the workplace. For instance, PWC for their 19th Annual Global CEO Survey found out that youngsters seek “a sense of connection and purpose” in their careers. As profitability increases, there will be fewer turnovers because each of the employees feels accomplished, and at ease, with the work they are doing.
- Proper communication
As employers are at the top of the ladder of their company or organization, they obviously know a lot about the inside-outs of their workplace. Often, employees are left behind and are not spoken to about what is going on at their job. To feel empowered, employees want to know exactly what is expected of them, and what the clear goals of the organization are. This leads employees to work more efficiently and to achieve more in their career. As such, confusion is dissipated and there is higher employee engagement. Being considered as an entity of the company can actually create a better work experience for employees, than if they were to only follow the rules, and not knowing their end goals.
These just prove that money is not the sole reason for somebody staying at a job. Rather, the focus has to be given to the employers and the managers working at those particular places, to keep their employees satisfied and happy, instead of leaving and seeking employment somewhere else.
- Written by Aamirah Mohangee