Employees who are unhappy in their work can costs billions of dollars every year in absenteeism, litigation, lost productivity and stress-related problems.
Why do people stay in jobs they are unhappy with?
• Finding a new job takes a lot of effort and often involves rejection, so it’s easier to just do nothing.
• In a new job, you have to prove yourself, build new relationships and learn new ways of doing things.
• People prefer what they know to what they don’t, even if it’s not what they enjoy.
• The fear that they may not be able to do another job, or do as well in another company.
• They don’t like the thought of losing friendships with colleagues they have a strong bond with.
• Loss of benefits, like annual leave and long service leave which will be lost if moving to another company.
• Burdened by mortgages and credit cards, some employees feel that they can’t afford to leave their job.
• The hours or location may suit their lifestyle.
• Lack of career direction. They don’t really know want they want to do, so just stay put.
If you need help identifying employees at risk of long term injury management claims, HealthForce Group can provide assistance and conduct audits on risk mitigation.