When a new employee is hired,
management makes a big splash
Notices are sent out.
Introductions are made.
Some managers even host a welcome lunch.
When employees leave or are let go,
it is a quieter affair.
Often there’s no official notification.
Going-away lunches are more and more rare.
Real reasons are hushed up
and plastered over with official phrases
like ’she’s exploring new opportunities.’
Everyone notices the new hires.
Very few employees
notice who leaves a company.
Even fewer care enough
to figure out WHY people leave
and what this might mean
to their own careers.
if you see high turnover in
the finance department,
you may want to dig into
the financial status of the company
you depend upon for your paycheck.
I also get very nervous
when long-term senior executives leave.