Sometimes, an employee quitting is a real shock, and other times, everyone secretly rolls their eyes and mutters to themselves they saw it coming months ago.
To provide managers with a clearer insight into whether someone is heading towards the exit door, researchers at Harvard University have uncovered a set of behavioural changes that employees usually exhibit.
As reported in Harvard Business Review, after an in-depth analysis of ‘pre-quitting behaviours’ across managers and employees in a range of industries and geographies, they came up with a list of 13 traits that best represent employees’ inclination toward voluntary turnover.
And it’s surprising to note that a rise in doctor’s appointments and leaving a CV on the office printer didn’t make the cut.
The list of 13 can be viewed on the next page...