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Employees Twice As Likely to Head for the Door - According to New Blessing White Study

Employees Twice As Likely to Head for the Door - According to New Blessing White Study

Motivation Minute Blog


Employees are 86% more likely to leave their present employment than they were before the recession started, according to preliminary findings from Blessing White's survey of 2400 respondents in North America.

Respondents reveal career concerns as the top reason for moving on, with 28% attributing thoughts of leaving to "My career. I don't have opportunities to grow or advance here." "My work. I don't like what I do or it doesn't make the most of my talents" came in second with 18% and "My manager. I don't like working for him or her" came in third with 13%. Intent to stay, however, is fueled by enjoyable work ("My work, I like the work that I do." 35%), a meaningful connection ("My organization's mission. I believe in what we do." 12%), and a job that fits into a desired work/life balance ("My job conditions. I have flexible hours, a good commute, etc." 10%).

OK, but what are some tactics that can be used:

  • Help employees define their wants and needs
  • Clearly identify the work/behaviors that drive your organization's success
  • Equip managers at all levels to reinforce and drive those behaviors

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