Key Factors of Workers Turnover

Managing a worker is not an easy task for employers out there. What’s more, the problems brought to the office are personal matters such as divorce, death, and so on.

Ever wondered why this happened? As we know, being passionate about what we actually do starts with ourselves, and indirectly plays a key role. For example, when we are under the stress of work, plus the messy of office environment, it makes us uncomfortable to work. Are we still excited to carry out the work in these circumstances? surely not, right?

Consequently, problem should be resolved as best as possible by finding a solution that is appropriate and consistent with the situation. The characteristics of such workers should be emphasised in every position offer on every job posting sites.

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So, here are some of the factors that change employee’s attitude and increase the turnover rate:

Workers are bored

The average length of time for an employee to be in a unit by doing the same job is 2 years. Young workers (gen-Y) are particularly likely to try something new after that period. Employers need to make sure employees are not tired of doing the same tasks every day, as they will find new challenges in other organizations.


According to research done, some of the most common distractions at work are unplanned meetings, phone calls, noises from other workers and so on.

Employers lose trust in their employers

Signs of workers losing trust in their employers, when they are not compliant, are not timely manners, and they are questioning their employer’s instructions. This is due to negative feedback and discouragement from employer to employee. Employers need to involve employees in decision making, provide more positive feedback, reward good work and so on to prevent this from happening.

Incomplete source

Just like cooks who need soups and other cooking utensils, so do workers who need information and equipment when carrying out their tasks such as computers and data needed to produce quality work.

Communication problems

This problem of communication between the employer and the employee causes the employee to lose focus on the goals of the organization and the changes to be made by the top management. One of the causes of this communication problem is that employees are not encouraged to share
their thoughts or ideas with their bosses.

Workers lose direction

A communications specialist said that at work there were two sources of unskilled workers doing their jobs. Either the assignment is not explained in detail by the chief (who doesn’t know what to do) or the employee is not properly trained in their job (you don’t know how to do it).

Extreme command

You are preparing project A, but your boss suddenly directs you to leave project A immediately, to focus on project B. When this happens, the employee will think that their work will be disrupted and somewhat unfair as the work is being done without first calculate the state of the employee. Some employees are easy to bring to the discussion and are compatible with new and exciting directions for new assignments.

Therefore, avoid duplication of tasks to your employees as long as they can be avoided, as this will interfere with the worker’s focus on the tasks that are initially assigned to them.

‘Burned out’ workers

According to the American Psychological Association website, burnout is an emotional exhaustion caused by stress at work. It may be due to a negative work environment such as employees often quarrelling and others being hostile to each other, being pressured by tight deadlines, expectations and expectations too high for something, anxiety and doing work that doesn’t fit their capabilities. All of these are the causes of workers suffering from chronic illnesses due to their emotional stress.

There is no room for personal living space

Workers also have personal lives and specific problems. Happy employees are well-balanced workers in carrying out their tasks. Successful organizations are organizations that have flexible policies, depending on their employees’ living conditions. Some have young children; some stay away from work and some have to work on time. Identify the optimal work environment for each employee so that employees feel comfortable while doing their work, and avoid being too rigid for employees by giving directions that interfere with their personal time.


In conclusion, according to a study done in Asia, the best companies in Asia are the easiest and simplest in term of process but with the best results. Islam also forbids its people to make things hard. Make it easy for employees to get what they need, and it will make it easier for the company to achieve the company’s ultimate goals. Becoming an employer loved by the employee will indirectly improve the company’s performance because of its concern for employees.