Right now, in an office somewhere on the planet, a valued employee is handing a letter of resignation to their manager. It's not surprising that employees leave companies. What is surprising, though, is that managers are usually the last to find out that an employee is thinking of leaving the company.
So, why are managers routinely taken by surprise like this? Why are managers the last to find that an employee is planning to leave?
The answer is that managers fail to spot the signs of someone considering leaving the company. There are clear signs, indicators that someone is unhappy, disengaged, demotivated, and thinking of finding a job somewhere else. Managers miss the signs because managers don't usually know that there are signs. They don't look for the signs because they don't know they exist.
There are nine signs that indicate that someone is thinking of leaving the company. This book sets out the nine signs, explains what each sign reveals, and suggests what managers can do to pay closer attention and spot the signs in the workplace.
Don't worry about having to read through vast sections of text to get to the signs. This is a bite-sized book designed for real-world managers. I know you are busy and don't have time to spend hours reading in order to get to the good stuff. This book is set out in a simple and brief way, so it won't take long to get to the key points.
This book is for managers that are fed up with losing their best people. This book is for managers who want to develop the skills to notice when people might be unhappy and considering leaving. This book won't help you prevent everyone from leaving, you won't necessarily want to do that at all. It will help you pay better attention to the people you really can't afford to lose, and to notice if they are showing the signs of a potential leaver.
Read this short book, pay closer attention, and you could save yourself and your company lots of time, money and effort by actively retaining the best talent.