19 signs your company doesn't care about you
"People come to work for more than a paycheck," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert, leadership coach, and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job." "They want to feel that their contributions are making a difference. If an employer cares about your long-term growth and happiness, you'll feel a much greater sense of purpose, and reward."
Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage," points out that Google's internal research into what makes a great leader at the company found that one of the key ingredients for was "expressing an interest in employees' well being." He says Facebook also conducted a company-wide study to seek out the key qualities that made their managers so great, and again, one of the top factors was "caring for their team members."
"It can seem paradoxical when a company invests so much time in hiring and training an employee, only to eventually squander that asset," Taylor says. "It's important to be sure your employer cares about your success and job satisfaction, because without that genuine support, it's hard to stay motivated, feel that you are part a larger team, and produce your best work. It's a downward spiral. You could stagnate in your career - unless you notice the signs and take decisive action."
Here are 19 signs your employer doesn't care about you:
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