All the reasons your staff hate you, ranked

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Do your staff keep leaving? It may be your fault: bad bosses are the number one reason Britons want to quit their jobs, according to a new study.

Research by Crunch Accounting found 45 per cent of workers who are considering leaving their workplaces want to do so because they are tired of their boss.

In fact, bad bosses were a stronger factor than low pay, stress and a long commute as the main factor in people's decisions to step down.

The findings suggested a lack of direction is regarded as bosses' worst habits, with 32 per cent saying it drives them crazy. That was followed by indecisiveness, which 21 per cent said annoyed them, and never giving praise, which also upset 21 per cent of workers.

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Bad bosses could take inspiration from their colleagues at Anglian Water, Salesforce and Homeserve, who were voted the best bosses in the UK by their workers last week.

The ranking, by job site Glassdoor, said Anglian Water's Peter Simpson had received a 98 per cent approval rating from its staff. Among the British chief executives on the list were Nationwide's Joe Garner, Rolls-Royce's Warren East and Royal London's Phil Loney.

"We know that CEO approval ratings correlate to overall employee satisfaction and trust in senior leadership, which contributes to long-term employee engagement," said Robert Hohman. Presumably not having bad breath helps...

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