When did your network engineer start to search for a new job opportunity? When did he/she apply for a new job? I know the answer, and I will share it with you. It was Monday.
I know it because I was operating a job board for network engineers as a part of this web site. I was checking the statistics for the productivity and effectiveness of my campaigns. I realized that network-related job searches have a peak of 20% every Monday. It is a statistically meaningful difference but not a big thing alone.
The surprising truth is people click at least %100 more what they have been offered. They are ready to accept any new job offer two times more than any other day. It becomes 2.4 times when we multiplied with search tendency. Within the week, figures declining day by day and weekends are so calm. It means Mondays also have a trailer effect on the following days.
So, what to do? You should do something for Monday mornings. It would be an extensive per person “Good Morning” session, an all together breakfast, or a similar activity (e.g., tai chi). For sure, it should not be and official jour fixe. You should free your Monday mornings for the team. If you can hit the ground from the very first day of the week, you will have them for the rest of the week.
Happy Fridays are not working, we need happy Monday mornings!