September 01, 2016 : If you ever second-guessed the impact bad managers have on their employees' engagement, you needn't anymore. According to Appirio employee engagement study results released in July, employees really do leave managers, not companies.
A range of factors contribute to employee engagement: fair compensation and benefits, adequate tools with which to work and the appropriate training to do it. "But at the end of the day, if employees don't have a connection to their manager or their manager's skills are lacking in engaging them, connecting them to their work and to one another, the employee will look elsewhere," said Ellen Humphrey, senior vice president of human resources at Appirio, a cloud-based products company for employee and customer service needs.
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