Lack Of Opportunity For Career Growth Driving Premature Resignations In Nonprofits

A question in a Nonprofit Talent Retention Practices survey asks, “What are the primary reasons for voluntary turnover at your organization?”

51 percent of survey takers chose this answer, “Lack of opportunity for upward mobility/career growth,” as their number one reason for leaving a role.

Voluntary North American-based nonprofit turnover data were made available for the first time during a recent Nonprofit HR webinar. Benefits (48 percent), dissatisfaction with current organizational culture (26 percent), and family issues (25 percent) ranked as other top reasons for voluntary employee departures.

Nonprofits should be taking advantage of, the “stay interview,” where practicing effective talent retention can reduce “dissatisfaction, disengagement, and ultimately departure.”

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