Just one-third of employees plan to stay at their jobs this year, a recent survey suggests.
The alarming statistic hails from a new report published by Achievers, an employee voice and recognition solution designed to build cultures of performance. The year before, less than half of those surveyed made the same claim.
While the numbers may be inflated over reality, the data remains an accurate reflection of the desire employees have to leave jobs they are not satisfied with.
The third-annual Employee Engagement & Retention Report shows that disengagement from one’s work is a leading culprit in regards to career restlessness. Only 19% of employees surveyed consider themselves “very engaged,” while 14% are fully disengaged. And most of those who rated for “average engagement” said they were open to new job opportunities.
“Our data shows a substantial portion of today’s workforce already has one foot out the door,” Achievers’ Chief Workforce Scientist, Dr. Natalie Baumgartner, noted. “Employers must take immediate action to reverse these feelings of under-appreciation and disengagement.”
And if not?
“If they [ignore it],” she warned, “the risk of turnover and underperformance in 2020 is immense.”
Achievers is among those looking to boost engagement in workplaces. The company believes that culture “is the ultimate driver of organizational success.” Their solutions leverage behavioural change science to deliver sustainable, data-driven results.
Ninety percent of workers surveyed said they are more likely to stay at a company that takes and acts on feedback. But when asked how good their company was at soliciting feedback, 15% said “horrible” and 43% said just “okay.” These are exactly the friction points Achievers aims to smooth out.
Not shy on success from solving such crucial concerns, Achievers continues to grow.
The company is hoping to fill some of its empty positions at the upcoming Tech Talent Toronto Job Fair—an event which provides patrons a unique evening and the opportunity to connect with the city’s hottest hiring companies.
If you’re among the two-thirds out there seeking a new opportunity, why not check it out?
The Tech Talent Toronto Job Fair takes place on February 26th at the iconic Steam Whistle Brewing downtown. Tickets start at $20 and include a free drink and delicious appetizers.