Leaders are not often trained how to manage people but most of the time they are trained to reach targets. There are all kinds of targets for productivity, sales, etc. but how to treat people isn’t on the top of the training list.
We must remember that people control reaching targets and goals. So we can’t blame managers for doing what they were trained to do but we can blame the training. 92% of managers say that they are doing an “excellent” or “good” job managing employees but only 67% of workers agree.
About 3 million Americans quit their jobs each month. 87% of HR leaders consider improved retention a critical or high priority for the next five years. The cost to replace a highly-trained employee can exceed 200% of their annual salary. It’s cheaper to keep her.
When we lose trained employees, we are losing money. We can start keeping good employees thus saving thousands of dollars by simply enhancing the training given to management. Looking at employees as our most valuable assets is a start to improving management-craft relationships. Good luck.