Toxic workplace culture is major cause of leaving jobs-Report
A new bit of research from BreatheHR foound that nearly a third of UK employees are leaving their jobs due to a poor workplace culture.
Perhaps all the reflection that happened amid the pandemic has had an impact on this – this number has risen from 21% in 2020, to 27% in 2021.
All this means is that employers really do need to put in the effort to create a positive, healthy working environment if they want workers to stick around.
With this in mind, Lucinda Pullinger, the global head of HR and talent at Instant Offices, shares a number of signs of a toxic workplace culture:
• Constant interpersonal conflicts
• Lack of teamwork and camaraderie
• Pointing fingers and blaming others when something goes wrong
• Poor problem-solving as a team
• Exclusive cliques or social groups
• Office gossip
• Work awarded based on personal connections rather than skill
• Poor communication and lack of clarity around projects
• Inconsistent communication and mixed messages
• Unhappy, demotivated workers
• High turnover rate
• Stifled/ stagnated career progression
• Lack of work-life balance