If you’re working in an office environment take look around, if one in seven of your coworkers is not looking for a new job you are.
A new study on people changing jobs has discovered that about twelve percent of the workforce is presently looking for a new position, that’s up from around five percent twenty years ago and StatsCan attributes the increase to digital technology. It’s easier to look for a job with online employment boards and it’s cheaper too.
For employers this trend means they are probably going to be doing more and more recruiting in the years ahead. Some observations contained in the report may help employers slow the process for the workers they hope to retain.
Here are some of the findings: The employee most likely to leave has not had a raise in two years. One half said they were looking in hopes of getting a better paycheck and about one third were looking for something that fit their skill sets more closely and a younger or more educated worker is more likely to be on the hunt.