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30 Reasons Employees Hate Their Managers: What Your People May Be Thinking and What You Can Do About It by Adam Snyder, Bruce L. Katcher

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Chapter 25. It’s impossible to get promoted here

Fifty-eight percent of employees say there are few advancement opportunities in their organization.

The junior faculty of a small liberal arts college tucked away in a remote rural town in northern New England was in an uproar. Only 14 percent felt there were advancement opportunities at the college, and only 13 percent felt that the most competent faculty members were being promoted. No junior faculty member had received tenure for the past ten years. The college already had a large number of tenured faculty members, who were all planning on staying with the college for many more years until they retired. That left little room for advancement for others.

The Problem for Employers

Good employees want ...

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