Bob Sutton reports worker dissatisfaction is at an all time high in America. Less than half of workers are satisfied with their jobs.
He says workers are laying in wait and will dash for the exits when the job market improves.
Sutton points to research which shows people quit bosses, not jobs or companies.
The exodus has already started in New Zealand. Recently, in Companies lose as staff look elsewhere, the New Zealand Herald reported “Fifty-three per cent of New Zealand workers are leaving their jobs within the first two years of being employed”.
It all comes down to bosses not being in touch with how employees feel.
If you’re a boss and you saw the recent recession as an opportunity to pressure staff, you are stupid and deserve to lose your good people. And you will lose them.
Sutton, who wrote The No Asshole Rule warns power often goes to the head of bosses who are blind to their shortcomings.
He says even good bosses who behaved well during the recession should take stock and start treating workers even better. The day of reckoning is near.