It is not easy But with one can sense attrition with experience and by studding change in the organisation
As we all know the human tendency that we usually not able to accept sudden changes in our life. The Same apply to our workplace or professional life.
As A consultant I have observed many time that there are few patterns are there which attract attration.
here we go with those which might help you out to understand the attrition pattern or might help you out to sense attrition.
Early Bird Fly-Out © :- These are those employees who leave organization within 0 to 180 days.
Reason:- 1) Cultural Issue.:- This may be due to the work environment or work culture miss match .
this usually seen in case of when employee come from the organization who got very different culture
or even hierarchy.
2) False Presentation by hiring person :-This Can be sense immediately if person shows negative attitude on floor or trying to keep away from others
3) Difference between promiced benifits and Actual benefits. (Can be sense as person gets his 1 st salary and he rush to others to understand where things went wrong) :- here finance person and recruiter need to play key roll and make employee understand about deduction ,it is always better to give employee idea in interview about his/her actual take home.
4) Exaggeration about organizations market position
:- never do this thing as employee now a days frequently do the market research . one cant hold you on your lies
5) Differences with Colleges and immediate reporting authority :- very important and crucial point as part of daily routine. we spent more active time of our life at job place rather then any other place . So it is very important that relation we mention at workplace effect equally or even more . so give chance to employee to speak out.
Make provisions on one to one talk, skip level meetings, HR talk, Talk with Leaders.
Which is another tool to sense whats there in employees mind ?
6) Psychological counseling :- As the stress level is blowing its limit , and workplace violence and other problems are growing , this can help employer to get the pulse of employees.
7 ) High performance employees :- as you got eye on high performing employee of your business rivals . they got on your too. so to retain your high performers salary hike is not enough. offer them good parks ,Make there family involve in there appreciation, offer family holidays and work life balance.
8) Work life balance :- crucial yet Important, work is never ending process but you need to Holt or Hold it at some point, stretching employee too long. asking them to work on week end or public holidays. BIG NO !!!
Don't even think to screw there day. or in long term you need to pay for it as special event missed will be always remember as broken arrow pierced in heart. Avoid calling employee when he/she is on off.
And please don't make him/her remind that he /she needs to join on particular date. (As he/she applied they are aware of when to join call if person does not join at particular shift after waiting for 1 hr time . even before contacting make sure he/she has no communication or message left with any of team member of reporting or higher authority)
How to sense work life balance is lost ?
i ) person is spending more time at workplace he suppose to spent.
ii) always worried and being absent minded on job.
iii) Coming late to job or attending noticeable incised calls from out side ( or my be family).
iv) Trying to finish job at day end in hurry to match up time. (exception dateline ) or try to hurry up become uneasy at shift end.
v) Always talking about work and datelines (If he/ she doesn't want to share personal life its OK but if person is emphasizing on work detail or work life then social life it some thing to notice)
9)Showing No interest in Work OR improvement or other activities on floor :- this is high time, this can be due to employee got no acceptation from boss or accepted that there is no chance to improvement in situation ( here the role of psychologist come in picture )