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3 Signs Your Employees are Starting to Look for Other Jobs

It’s been estimated that at any one time, as much as 60 percent of the workforce is actively seeking other employment opportunities on the company clock. It’s not uncommon for people to be continually looking for better jobs, especially employees who are mid to high level in skillsets.

A vital skill to have as an HR manager is the ability to notice the signs that employees exhibit when they are starting to look for other jobs. Understanding what to look for could help you retain top employees before they even consider taking a job offer from another company. This week, we will discuss three major signs your employees are starting to look for other jobs and how to squelch their efforts in the early stages.

Sign #1 – The Employee Suddenly Becomes Incredibly Efficient

A major indicator that an employee is looking for another job is that he or she has become incredibly efficient. All of a sudden, you notice an employee has completed outstanding projects, is taking on extra work, has improved their attitude and are resolving problems much quicker. All of these items might lead you to believe that the employee has either started looking for a new job or has been offered a job elsewhere. It means that they want to leave a good impression before walking out the door.

Sign #2 – Employee Uses a Large Amount of Paid Time Off

If one of your employees begins to blow through paid time off at the beginning of the year, or at the start of your company’s yearly cycle, it could be an indicator that he or she is looking for another job. It could also mean that he or she has already accepted another job offer. Using all available sick time, vacation time and personal time at once could signal that the employee is ready to leave and does not want to do so without using all paid time off available.

Sign #3 – Employee Becomes Increasingly Active on LinkedIn

Since social media is such a big part of a job seeker’s efforts today, we have to include it on this list. If you notice that an employee has become increasingly active on LinkedIn, it could be a sign that he or she is starting to look for other jobs. Asking for recommendations on the site from connections, endorsements or updating their profile about projects completed could all be in preparation for impressing a potential new employer.

Trying to figure out what your employees are doing when it comes to looking for a new job could be difficult, but there are signs to look for each day. If you notice any of the signs in today’s post, it could mean that your employee is getting ready to jump ship.

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