Sberbank Names Main Reasons for Layoffs in Russian Companies

Employees in Russia are often dismissed if they have done unethical conduct or have a poor relationship with the team. These are the findings of a survey performed by and SberStrakhovanie (part of the Sberbank ecosystem). The research included over 1,000 Russian company representatives from all areas of the nation, Kommersant writes.

45 percent of respondents cited misbehavior as the primary cause for dismissal, while 36% cited strained relationships with coworkers. Another 32% of those polled said the employee may be dismissed if he is constantly late, sick, or absent from work.

Furthermore, 29 percent of respondents said that the employee’s continuous distraction from the job process may result in the termination of the manager’s contract.

Another 27% of respondents mentioned being unable to reach an employee as a potential cause for firing. In addition, 6% of respondents said that refusing to work overtime might be a cause for dismissal.

According to the SberStrakhovanie service, 16% of respondents cited personal dislike for the employee or incapacity to perform their tasks as potential grounds for dismissal.

According to the study, 80 percent of company representatives had to dismiss workers this year. At the same time, almost 70% of respondents said that employees departed on their own volition the majority of the time.

According to 75% of poll respondents, they always attempt to establish a middle ground between an employee and a management before quitting their business. Another 46% said that dismissals were usually done by mutual consent of the parties.

Line personnel were among those whose contracts were most often terminated (employees holding positions that, as a rule, do not require serious professional training).

Simultaneously, 25% of respondents said that experts are dismissed more often than others, and another 12% said that supervisors were among those sacked. The remaining 7% believed that managers were the most often fired, and the last 3% believed that directors were the most frequently fired.