The 5 reasons employees leave

The 5 reasons employees leave

The 5 reasons employees leave


Resignations can effect an entire whole company and more people than ever are regularly changing jobs to experience new roles, a ‘job for life’ is a dying concept. Employers and their HR departments must adapt to these changes.


Those who want to leave their jobs feel nervous, 42% according to research from CV Library, and two-thirds find it a difficult thing to do. HR needs to educate staff on the procedures to follow when workers decide to explore alternative employment options. But this isn’t being done: 89% of those aged over 25-years-old do not know the formal quitting process. 50% would do it face-to-face, 30% would write a formal letter, eight per cent call up and conduct the matter over the phone and seven per cent would quit via email (just under a quarter of Millennials would do it this way).

Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director, said: “Quitting a job can be uncomfortable. “It’s clear that many UK professionals have not received the right guidance or education when it comes to this very important part of working life, though it’s positive to learn that, despite being nervous, the majority of workers would arrange to meet their boss in person to discuss their departure.


The top five reasons professionals leave their role

  1. A better opportunity came along (52.1%)
  2. I didn’t get on with my boss (13.9%)
  3. I went travelling/took some time out (6.6%)
  4. I was no longer satisfied with the job or working environment (5.8%)
  5. I left to study (4.4%)


Sometimes staff departures aren’t entirely amicable, something that CV-Library picked up on. They collated the best ‘I QUIT’ moments from respondents. Biggins observed: “It’s obvious that working life has its challenges and some end up making rash decisions as a result.”



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