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Manager’s Briefing: Early warning signs of turnover

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People rarely leave their jobs unan­nounced. They may not use words, but in one way or another they nearly always signal their intention to leave. Watch for these four key indicators:

1. A shift in attitude. Employees who have decided they are "short timers" may take on a devil may care attitude and show less concern about long term matters.

2. Clamped down communication. In trying to conceal one thing—a job hunt, or a better offer—employees often cut back on how much they talk about everything.

3. More frequent absences. sudden change in a long term attendance pattern—especially a change marked by morning, afternoon or lunchtime absences—may signal an employee has scheduled daytime job interviews.

4. Improvement in grooming or dress. There's nothing wrong with employees improving their appearance. But if they come to work unusually well dressed and take off part of the day, they may have an appointment where they're trying ...(register to read more)

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