British staff believe employers are bad at hanging on to top performers

British workers have delivered a damning verdict on the ability of their companies to keep talented members of staff.

A survey by research and consultancy firm ISR – which examined data from 262,799 employees across Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Sweden and Holland – found 46% of Brits think their bosses are doing a bad job of keeping their best workers.

And a third of British respondents said their company was not doing a good job of developing people to their full potential.

So it is perhaps unsurprising that one in four UK employees is thinking of leaving their job, compared with just one in 10 German workers, for example.

ISR senior project director Nick Tatchell said: “Our research suggests that a workplace culture in which people can maximise their potential is still largely absent. Without it, there is a high risk that people will either put minimum levels of effort into their job, or look for opportunities elsewhere.

“Both of these can have a serious impact on an organisation’s financial performance.”

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