Effects of employee departure

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Effects of employee departure
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One of the major problems in human resources management is to move employees out of work and the consequences arising out of their departure. The departure of employees from the company is caused by:

  • departure of their own volition
  • as a result of redundancy,
  • due to unforeseen random events.

The departure of an employee voluntarily may be caused by a number of economic, psychological, health factors, etc. The greatest influence on departure from work is:

  • bad atmosphere in the workplace
  • better wages in another workplace,
  • family or personal relations i.e.: distance from home, family needs, finances.
  • stress
  • little opportunity for professional development in a given position,
  • transition to retirement or pension.

In turn, the departure of workers due to layoffs, may be the result of:

  • job cuts,
  • the elimination of the vacancy,
  • termination of a contract for a specified period,
  • disciplinary dismissals,
  • the unsatisfactory results achieved by the employee.

The employee's departure due to random events may be the result of unexpected events such as:

  • illness,
  • all kinds of serious accidents,
  • death of the employee.


For workers, positive effects of departure include:

  • improving financial situation as a result of the emergence of new attractive work,
  • sense of value,
  • improved mental state.

Negative consequences of departure are:

  • worsening financial situation, and hence impoverishment of the individual and his family,
  • a sense of worthlessness,
  • family problems,
  • hopelessness, apathy, isolation from society,
  • in extreme cases, loss of a job can lead to a nervous breakdown and even death.