Having been in the industry for as long as I have, you can imagine how some questions can be fairly repetitive. Some of the most popular ones are: "Why do people leave organisations after shorter periods now?" and "What makes people leave?"
I took the opportunity to discuss this topic with a few organisation leaders and employees. Surprisingly, the perspectives were somewhat similar.
It was enlightening to hear that companies are aware and sensitive towards these factors, while employees were clear about what would most likely push them out of an organisation.
Making the decision to leave employment carries much weight with it; future employers or companies do consider the reasons for leaving in their decision to hire a candidate.
Here are factors to consider before you decide whether leaving the firm is the best option:
How is your relationship with your immediate boss?
It is important to have a boss that inspires you to be better in your work and provides clarity in work expectations frequently.
Unless the person you report to is someone you are able to deal with on a day-to-day basis, you may want to reconsider your position within the team.
Does the work you do reward you emotionally and financially?
It is natural that you would have evolving expectations of your work and the company you work for. Be sure to counterbalance your expectations against the firm's rewards realistically.