The most common reason that people quit their jobs is because of poor leadership in their organisation. That was the message from workers of all ages, when we recently surveyed more than 900 hiring managers and more than 1,500 professionals across Australia and New Zealand.
Given the importance that professionals place upon leadership, we asked them what they looked for in a good leader. Across the generations, the trait that people valued most was “being open and honest”.
It follows then, that if executives and managers are seen to be transparent, accountable and trustworthy, then their people will be more likely to stay with the organisation. Here are some practical steps that HR leaders can take to help enable this:
Different people and different organisations will look for different things from their leaders
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