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Toxic Workplaces Interfere with Employee Retention

People are 10 times more likely to quit due to an unpleasant work environment

The Great Resignation is showing no signs of slowing down, with the number of Americans quitting their jobs hitting an all-time high of 4.5 million this past November, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.

Employees in both blue-collar and white-collar industries are resigning in droves, leaving management wondering not only how to address staffing shortages, but also why they are struggling to retain the workers they have.

While some of the reasons people quit their jobs aren’t surprising, such as better pay or robust benefits, more and more employees are considering toxic work environments as a reason to resign. A recent analysis of Glassdoor company reviews found that a toxic work culture or environment is more than ten times more likely to make someone quit than dissatisfaction with compensation.

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