Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Turnover

As I scan the job boards, I can't help but noticing how many jobs are available at my previous institution. At first, seeing all those jobs made me feel taunted, as though I weren't wanted for the club, but everyone else was.

Now I'm beginning to realize that it probably means that it's not a good place to work. Turnover is a fairly good indicator of an employer's work environment.

Last week I had dinner with a former co-worker who is fairly certain from her gut feeling combined with my experience that she is next on the "chopping block." And she also mentioned that more than one person misses me and my work--just not the people at the top. Apparently one woman there, who I thought was brilliant, asked "what the hell happened to Kate?" So I can begin to rebuild my confidence in my work.

1 responses:

Tiffany said...

Great insight, Kate. Organizations that can't keep talented people and have high turnover are probably not great places to work. Part of that may have to do with the fact that they have poor communicaiton, ineffective management training or any other number of things.

What a great insight to have, though. I know so many people who would, in this type of situation, simply focus on all those open listings and lose sight of what may be the heart of the matter - the organizational issues.


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