Workforce retention: Should I stay or should I go?

Tom Moriarty considers the question, "Who’s most likely to be looking for the exit at your plant?" The answer may surprise you.

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In 1981, The Clash had a hit with “Should I Stay or Should I Go?” In the workplace, people most often leave to get away from a boss they don’t like or respect. Sometimes they leave to have a better work-life balance, and sometimes they leave for better pay and benefits. In previous columns, we showed a relationship between leader motivation levels and the amount of leadership training these employees received. The data showed that the more leadership training obtained, the more motivated leaders reported to be. However, the data indicates that about 54% of managers and 45% of supervisors do not get adequate leadership training. This month, we look at workers’…

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