“These young people! Argh!” Benjamin exclaimed, exasperated. “I just had another quit on me.”
“How many? Total?” I asked.
“Three, since the new year. For all different reasons, one says it’s money, another says he wants to live, relocate somewhere else, the last one says he doesn’t like me. That one was the worst.”
“Tough enough to hire the people you need, now you have to hire three more. This hiring problem looks to be more of a retention problem,” I said. “What do you think people want out of their job?”
“First is money and to bring their dog to work. Actually, they want to work from home, so the dog can stay.”
“Ben, why do you work here? I personally know you could earn just a little bit more from another company, so it’s not the money.”
“I’ve been here for eleven years, this is my home, these are my friends. I feel like I make a contribution to what we are all here for, and the team values my contribution. I make a difference here.”
“Do you think it is possible that your team members, who just quit, are looking for the same thing?”