Causes for Leaving Jobs: A Comparative Analysis

Proceedings of ‏The 2nd International Conference on Research in Management

Year: 2021


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Causes for Leaving Jobs: A Comparative Analysis

Elena-Sabina Turnea



Organizational rewards can keep employees at work if are accordingly perceived or can push them to search other jobs that offer the desired rewards, or which satisfy them better from a qualitative or a quantitative point of view. This research is a small piece from a complex study focused on organizational rewards, based on a quantitative method. Data was collected in 2017 in Romania by administrating a questionnaire that had been completed by hand by 627 respondents. The main purpose of the current paper is to find out if there are any differences between three categories of respondents (students, employees from Romanian companies and employees from multinational companies) regarding the reasons that conducted to leaving their last job. The results show that there are no significant differences between these three groups regarding the reasons for leaving their last job for better wages and benefits, jobs in the same area with the studies, better working conditions or because of the misunderstandings with the boss, and that there are significant differences between groups if stress is considered. However, most of the employees from the Romanian companies put accent on better wages, at least third from the students left their last job from another in accordance with their studies and for extra benefits and the most invoked reason for leaving jobs because of stress was found to corporatists. The main findings suggest that organizations should seriously pay attention to the causes that conduct to demission and to mitigate them, if possible.

Keywords: employees; extra benefits; demission; Romania; stress.