S4 E1: The 3 Biggest Reasons Why Employees Quit, with Jessica Winder

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
April 22, 2024

Why do employees quit? 

Compensation, growth opportunities, and environment are usually the top 3 reasons cited. 

But what does all that actually mean to the employees and is there anything HR can really do to stop employees from fleeing? 

Jessica returns to sit down with Hebba to clear up what growth actually means, the biggest misconceptions about compensation, and red flags to look out for to identify toxic cultures. You’ll hear their take on why counter-offers shouldn’t be a regular practice and if it’s even worth trying to recover an employee who is ready to jump ship. 

Plus, stay tuned as Hebba and Jessica later discuss navigating conflict in toxic work environments and learning valuable lessons from employee exit interviews.


00:00:00 – Navigating Employee Turnover in HR

00:02:27 – Building a Career Coaching Empire

00:07:22 – Three Pillars That Drive Employee Turnover

00:11:00 – Redefining Growth Beyond Promotions

00:17:22 – Fostering Healthy Growth Through Transparency

00:24:44 – Why Counter Offers Don’t Work

00:32:07 – Advocating for Better Employee Experiences

00:33:06 – Recognizing Toxic Work Environments: Red Flags

00:36:23 – Can HR Fix Toxic Workplaces?

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicadwinder/

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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef