Sure, employees are clinging to the jobs they have, and you probably have few worries about people baling any time soon. Under those circumstances, most companies aren’t worried about turnover. And those companies are about to get blindsided.
That’s the word from HR consultant Right Management, which posed the following question to 904 workers across the country:
“Do you plan to pursue new job opportunities as the economy improves in 2010?”
- 60% — Yes, I intend to leave
- 21% — Maybe; I’m networking
- 6% — Not likely, but I’ve updated my resume, and
- 13% — No, I intend to stay
Douglas Matthews, Right Management’s COO, said the poll was evidence that “while employers may have taken the necessary steps to remain viable, it appears many employees have felt neglected in the process. The result is a disengaged and disgruntled workforce.”
What will it take to keep these folks around? Career advancement opportunities, work/life balance programs (think flex scheduling) and “working for an innovative company culture,” according to Matthews.
Are your workers “disengaged and disgruntled”? Are you doing anything extra to boost morale — and retention — these days? Let us know in the comments section below.