A new survey suggests many Americans aren’t satisfied with their employment situation. The poll of just over 2-thousand U.S. adults from Yoh, a talent and outsourcing company, finds that only 28% of employed Americans say they love their job and wouldn’t leave their company for any reason. While 14% say they’d like to leave their current job and find a new one in the next year.
While some workers are loyal to their company, that loyalty does have limits. The research also reveals:
- About a quarter (26%) of employed Americans would leave their current job in the next 12 months only if they were paid more and/or had better benefits.
- New opportunities at work or a new boss may not be enough to make people change jobs. Only 7% would leave their current job in the next year if they got the same pay, but were able to work on more exciting projects. And only 6% would leave their current job in the next 12 months if they didn’t have to work for their current boss anymore, but received the same pay.
- Some workers are focused on future career success, as one in eight (14%) think it would be better for their career long-term to leave their current job for a new one.
- Another 14% think they’ll need to look for a new job in the next three years just to get the raise they feel they deserve.
- For one in 10, being unsatisfied with their annual raises - or lack of them - would lead them to consider another job.
- Older employees continue to be more loyal to their employer than their younger coworkers, as 42% of those ages 55 and up say they love their job and wouldn’t leave for any reason, compared to 19% of those between 18 and 34 who say the same.
- AI isn’t a big concern for many, with only 8% of employees believing they’ll need to look for a new job in the next three years because they fear their job will be replaced by artificial intelligence.
Source: Yahoo Finance