There comes a time when most people decide they need to move on from their current job, and it seems for a lot of folks that time is now, and employers are worried about it.
A new survey by Robert Half finds that 81% of employers are concerned about being able to keep their top talent, and they should be because 43% of employees say they plan to look for a new job within the next year.
But what employers are doing about those concerns may need to change if they really want to retain their best workers. The survey finds that the most common retention strategy for employers is to increase communication with employees (46%), followed by improving employee recognition programs and providing professional benefits (41%). Unfortunately, that’s not what most employees are looking for.
In fact, the poll of employees finds that the major thing that would keep them at their current job is, not surprising, money (43%). Other things that would convince them to stay include:
- More time off/benefits (20%)
- Promotion (19%)
- New boss (8%)
- Nothing (10%)
Source: Robert Half