Business owners might be interested to learn that a recent report has shown that 27% of UK employees have lied to their bosses when they leave their job.
Interestingly, this figure rises to 40% for younger workers (ages 18-34), 36% for LGBT workers, 37% for those from an ethnic minority background and 43% for workers with a long-term health condition.
The Michael Page research, which surveyed 2,000 British workers, revealed the real reasons for people leaving their jobs.
For example, one third (32%) leave jobs because they didn’t think they were being paid enough, a fifth (21%) didn’t feel valued in the workplace and 15% said their job negatively impacted their mental health. Not fitting in or feeling included were also cited as a reason for quitting by one in ten (9 per cent).
Sheri Hughes, UK diversity & inclusion director at Michael Page, commented, “It’s evident that organisations are not doing enough to ensure their employees feel valued or included, with so many workers being embarrassed or unwilling to admit the real reason they’re leaving a job.
“Having a distinct inclusion policy in place should be a priority for businesses of all sizes to efficiently attract and retain top talent. We’re on a mission to help companies understand how they can improve these policies and mitigate the risk of losing talented employees.”
The study also found that almost half of workers (45%) said their company did not have a specific policy on inclusion and more than half (58%) said they didn’t think their company prioritises diversity and inclusion.