High employee turnover can set back a business in a number of ways. It's costly, for one thing, but it's also highly disruptive to operations. So how do you keep the churn to a minimum?

Start by figuring out why employees want to leave. 

While people frequently cite higher salary as a key incentive to quit, it isn't the No. 1 reason employees jump ship, according to human resources company BambooHR.

For the top five reasons employees leave their jobs, check out BambooHR's infographic below.