Disengaged Employee? Why Don’t You Pay Them To Quit?

by David Burkus

Possibly the most counterintuitive process to appear in recent years is the idea of paying people to quit their jobs. Not only are some leaders finding it beneficial to company performance, but research suggests these incentives may even have a positive effect on the people who stay.

One benefit of paying people to quit is obvious: It screens out people who would probably end up quitting anyway. In a purely logical world, as soon as people figure out that they’ve made a bad decision in coming to work at a company, they would leave . . .

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