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The No. 1 Complaint That Makes Top Employees Leave A recent study suggests managers must do a lot more if they want to keep their brightest minds.

By Jason Feifer

If you've ever worked at a dysfunctional company, you've probably seen this pattern: The top employees leave — but the worst ones stick around.

That's not just your observation. It's a verifiable pattern, according to a study conducted by the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. And it's completely solvable.

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