Your Employees' New Year's Resolution? Get a New Job
BY Laura Montini
A recent poll found that a large majority of employees plan to actively seek new work in the new year.
Your employees' New Year's resolution for 2014? Get a new job.
More than 80 percent of North American employees plan on actively looking for new work in 2014, according to a large annual poll by Right Management, a global provider of talent management services.
The results are based on survey responses from 871 employees in the U.S. and Canada. Only 5 percent of workers said that they intend on staying at their current place of work next year. The remaining 12 percent either responded "maybe, so I'm networking" or "not likely, but I've updated my resume," when asked if they plan to pursue new job opportunities in 2014.
"These numbers should signal a wake-up call for top management, when four out of five employees say they intend to look for employment elsewhere," Scott Ahlstrand, Right Management's global practice leader for employee engagement, said in a statement.
LAURA MONTINI is a reporter at Inc. She previously covered health care technology for Health 2.0 News and has served as an associate editor at The Health Care Blog. She lives in San Francisco. @lmmontini