New research suggests a lot of your employees could entering the winter of their discontent — and the job market.
According to a recent poll of more than 1,400 North American workers, employees are feeling increasingly restless and intend to leave in droves if opportunities open up in the job market.
More than eight in 10 (84%) of the employees polled said they plan to look for a new job in 2011, according to staffing consultant Right Management.
This time last year, 60% said they’d be starting a job search.
This year, only 5% say they intend to remain in their current position.
Greater workloads, diminished trust
Right Management officials called the survey results “a wake-up call to management.”
The top reasons for employee discontent? Here’s a partial list:
- the prolonged recession and layoffs
- increased workloads, small or no raises
- companies’ reticence to add staff, even as business conditions have improved, and
- a lack of trust in company leaders.
How’s morale and engagement in your organization? Do you think you’ll see substantial staff losses as the job market loosens? Let us know in the Comments section below.