Before coming to work for my current employer, I held a writing position at another company. I stayed there for five years, and when I finally decided to move on, it was tough. My coworkers were fantastic people. They worked hard; they were silly and supportive; I’ll never forget them. But, as dedicated as they were, and as much as we all enjoyed working together, there was a general exasperation about the conditions of the workplace.
The pay wasn’t great, but that was hardly the issue.
Most of the time, when the company saw turnover, it was because of one underlying factor: the employees felt they weren’t trusted or valued.