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More than Half of Employees Plan to Leave Present Job When Economy Improves

More than Half of Employees Plan to Leave Present Job When Economy Improves


Are you an employer of choice?

According to a most recent survey, more than one half of employees plan to leave their present jobs when the economy improves.  They said: 

  • 60% — Yes, I intend to leave
  • 21% — Maybe, so I’m networking 
  • 6% — Not likely, but I’ve updated my resume 
  • 13% — No, I intend to stay.

Frightening statistics.  But employees feel that they have not been treated well through the current economic climate.  Either through a lack of top-down communication, the increased workload from layoffs, or disgruntled management.

What is your solution right now?

  1. Create a fun workplace – unhappy employees are rarely productive
  2. Stress the employee/manager relationship -people don’t leave companies…they leave managers!
  3. Be consistent and regular with recognition 
  4. Become an employer of choice 
  5. Be excellent at communication 
  6. Offer great career opportunities
  7. Deliver on the promise of work-life balance

How does recognition help?

  • Recognition (a positive reinforcer) causes performance to recur
  • Recognition motivates employees to stretch – perform over and above
  • Recognition identifies role models Recognition communicates that people are valued (a driver of engagement and loyalty
  • Recognition fosters a sense of community

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