With unemployment at a near-record low and job openings at a near-record high, it's harder than ever to keep world-class talent in-house. It's never pleasant to lose an employee, but the current situation makes it worse than ever to watch a top performer leave and join a competitor. This unpleasant experience is also becoming more and more common. Gallup's most recent Employee Engagement survey found that a whopping 87% of Americans feel disengaged at work. Obviously, it doesn't take much for disengagement to turn into disdain and lave employees looking for the door.
Worse still, the off-boarding process is rarely characterized by transparency. When employees leave unexpectedly, they're not likely to outline their reasoning and provide constructive feedback. We asked our Supply Chain recruiting expert why high-performing leave their jobs. Here's what he had to say.