The 3 Biggest Reasons Employees Decide to Make a Change
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HSD Metrics ExitRight® Employee Exit Interviews reveal invaluable information about what prompted your former employees to seek change. Outside of circumstances like moving, there are three things that typically drive employees to leave:

Lack of competitive pay.
Actual comment from an employee who left: [The school] could have done a number of things to prevent me and many of my peers from leaving. The pay is not competitive. I love teaching, and I love working with kids and helping them learn about the world, but on a long enough timeline, money really starts to matter.

Lack of opportunities for advancement and training programs.
Actual comment from an employee who left: I could be the best teacher in the school or the worst teacher in the school, and the opportunity for advancement was still non-existent.

Lack of internal communication.
Actual comment from an employee who left: If [the school] would have provided more team-building exercises and opportunities where we could have gotten to know one another on a more personal level. A better line of communication with team members. I would have stayed if any of these practices could have been in place.

What if you could have that information before it was too late? HSD Metrics can provide you with valuable insights like these from current employees with employee satisfaction surveys. SurveyRight Employee Engagement Surveys are custom-designed with targeted questions that will provide a comprehensive picture of your organization’s effectiveness.
Outsourcing employee satisfaction surveys can help you obtain more detailed, honest feedback than if you performed them yourself. We guarantee anonymity to your employees, so they feel comfortable opening up. You can then use the data to make meaningful improvements to your organization.

HSD Metrics will provide you with analytics from your employee satisfaction surveys that will help you recognize themes, create action plans and understand what all of the feedback really means for your organization.

Returning to our examples above, school administrators may have been able to communicate with teachers instead of losing valuable educators. Do employees understand the pay scale? What are the long-term opportunities? Does your organization clearly outline internal advancement opportunities?

Many issues boil down to a matter of communication. These surveys provide valuable information that you can use to communicate with your employees based on your better understanding of their needs and concerns. Satisfied employees mean longer tenures, eliminating costly rehires, and a work environment where people will bring their best.

Contact us today to learn more about HDS Metrics’ employee satisfaction survey process.