Almost half of UK workers are looking to change jobs at any one time. In 2018 poor management was given as the top reason for job dissatisfaction by 50% of the 1,000 employed people surveyed, closely followed by pay and not feeling valued at work. (40%)
The survey didn’t differentiate between sectors. However in our sector, pay is likely to be lower than the private sector; sometimes up to 20% lower at senior level for jobs of comparable responsibility. Smaller charities often have no scope to offer career progression unless someone more senior moves on or retires. However we can have a big impact on how staff are valued and manager’s skills in managing.
Staff turnover costs a lot of money so it is always worth investing in your staff wellbeing, training and as this survey shows, in your managers’ skills and abilities. Direct line managers have the single most important impact on staff retention!
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