More than 20 percent of Americans who have jobs are willing to jump ship if they get the opportunity, a new survey of employees finds.
Still, 53 percent would rather stay where they’re at, even if they get a good offer at another company, New York-based GfK Custom Research North America found.
Those figures will be particularly important as the economy improves. Employees tend to shy away from job changes during recessions, which also is when employers may cut investments in staff training and development.
“Employees are more likely to stay with their company during lean times, and so companies have taken them for granted,” Thomas Hartley, vice president of GfK customer loyalty and employee engagement, said in a release. “When the economy strengthens, experience tells us that employees will begin weighing their options and considering other jobs. Since it takes up to 12 months to improve employee engagement, companies need to plan ahead and take the proper steps to ensure their employee retention rates remain high.”
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