Being in the profession of human resources one of the common and major challenges that we face is employee retention to counter the high rate of employee turnover.
My professional Guru Mr. N C Sharmawho has over 40 years of experience in Hospitality and stints in other industries such as Construction, Engineering, textile & Education in the field of Human Resources has a unique point of view about his experience with high rate of employee attrition in India as well as other countries.
|Top Reasons For Higher Employee Attrition Rate in India|
In this article you all will get to know his views about the reasons for high employee turnover rate in Indian Organizations.
Top Reasons For High Rate of Attrition In India
The other reason that comes to my mind is the location and aggregation of the industry. It has been my observation that in an area where a relatively large concentration of the similar kind of industries is there the attrition in all the categories whether Unskilled, Semiskilled or Skilled is relatively higher than in a area where industries are scantily located.
The next dimension worth considering is the need for the job. I have come across numerous cases where the need for the job amongst employees depends on the financial back ground to which they belong specially in the unskilled and Semi skilled category. In the skilled category the need for job is determined by the frame of mind of the employee. There have been fresher’s who have apprehension to do manual work even if it may be at the initial stage of their career. The family back ground in terms of financial position, family background egos, upbringing, dignity for labor, caste & religious belief has a lot to do with the stability and sense of satisfaction of the employee unless the need to keep the job is dominant for other pressing personal reasons and families financial position.
Yet another dimension that is responsible for the attrition is the wide gap between the learning imparted in the institutes and the reality at theactual work place. The rapid commercialization of the education industry has a large bearing on attrition due to the glamour that they sell at the time of enrolling students in their institutes. The rapid mushrooming and commercialization of educational institutes is also responsible for the decline in talent and practical know how that is expected from employees who enter work place situations.
Lack of care taken at the time of Recruitment & Induction:
Work culture, Policies & Rules:
Unfair and biased treatment by seniors:
Quantifiable Evaluation of Productivity:
Lack of well defined ‘fair wage’ & ‘living wage’ parameters:
Gap between the talent required and the talent being produced:
At the senior level in almost all organizations there exists the Abilene Paradox due to which the efficient executives with self respect prefer to venture into entrepreneurship of their own rather than being part of decisions that are not agreeable to them or are forced on them.