3 Small Business Challenges and How to Manage Them

A recent article,   9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit by Dr. Travis Bradberry says that turnover of good employees is costly and disruptive. Nevertheless this problem can be avoided if managers will learn to understand the reasons why the best employees leave the organizations.

Let’s discuss them one by one.

Increase workload

If you only increase the workload of talented people without giving them anything like raises, promotions and title-changes (which are all appropriate ways to compensate them), they will feel like they are being abused and cause them to seek greener pastures.

Hire or promote the wrong people

Efficient and hard-working employees want to work with like-minded professionals.  Thus, when you heedlessly hire or promote the wrong people, it’s a major cause of dissatisfaction for those stuck working alongside them. 

Ungrateful manager

Everyone likes to be appreciated, especially those who work hard and give their best. Managers who don’t say “thank you” or give a pat on the back for a job well done are burdensome to work with.

Uncaring boss

It’s very taxing to work for more than eight hours a day with someone who doesn’t care about anything other than sales and profits.

Unfulfilled promises

Making promises to people puts you in a critical situation where you can make them very happy or disappointed and leave. So when you’re not true to your promises, you seem to become insensible and unreliable.

Limited chance to grow

Talented employees are passionate and innovative, depriving them the ability to grow because you’re comfortable with the status quo, makes them bored and causes them to seek other jobs that will challenge their intellects.


Retaining your talented employees means to treat them as precious jewels. After all, they are the backbone of your organization. A workplace where everyone is not just required to show up, but happily comes every day is one great aspect of retaining best employees. Looking for a great workspace for your agile team in Philly?  Well, YourOffice Philadelphia offers you a wide choice of office and workspace solutions: small office space Philadelphia, executive suites Philadelphia and meeting space Philadelphia. You’ll have access to a complete array of office support and concierge services as well as state-of-the-art business technology.

How do you retain your good employees?  Feel free to share your thoughts. We’d also be glad to see you on Facebook and Twitter.

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