TLDR/ BLUF- I'm a new manager and have had 2 resignations from my team since I formed it in January. I'm worried I'm the problem and am looking for advice.
I work in the inside sales organization of an office equipment OEM. I got promoted to managment from an individual contributor role in January of this year. In previous roles I'd developed a reputation for being good at getting new initiatives off the ground and they promoted me specifically to build a new team supporting a part of the business my organization had historically not played in.
My boss had made the first couple of hires (internal transfers of high quality people) and I quickly poached a high potential external hire from a new hire class who was bound for another team (I know the manager of that team welll and there was no bad blood or anything). Since then I've made 2 more hires of my own. I am follwing the MT interviewin guidance , doing O3s, following EMP, using the MT onboarding checklist and getting ready to roll out Feedback.
On 3/29 the hire I poached from new hire resigned to pursue her passion as a cosmetologist and one of the original hires my boss made- a brilliant guy who can do things with spreadsheets I didn't even know were possible- gave his notice today citing feeling undervalued from a compensation perspective and not feeling like the company had much of a future as his reasons for leaving to sell cars for Honda.
I keep reading articles with headlines like "People Don't Quit Jobs They Quit Bosses" and I can't help but wonder if I'm doing something that's driving people away. These were both good employees whom I was disappointed to lose. I was also shocked by both resignations.