The Great Resignation is real, and if folks haven’t already said goodbye to their jobs, they are apparently more than ready to do so.
A new survey commissioned by Wisetail and conducted by OnePoll finds:
- 34% of those polled say they’ve quit their job within the past two years.
- 59% of people say they’ve thought about quitting their job so much that they already have their resignation letter written, they just haven’t sent it.
- But they may want to seriously consider it, because 55% of those who quit say it was the “best decision” they’ve made in a while.
- Of those who have quit, 45% did so or professional reasons, while 29% did so for personal reasons.
- Specific reasons for quitting include:
- A different job with better pay (57%)
- Better work/life balance (55%)
- Better working conditions (54%)
But the truth is, there are things companies could be doing to keep these workers from giving their two weeks.
- In fact, 88% of those who quit say they would have stayed if they were offered better benefits.
- Among the specific things that would have kept people from quitting include:
- More opportunities for growth (52%)
- Offering better working conditions (52%)
- Offering internal career development/growth opportunities (49%)
- Offering better pay (46%)
- Being treated as valued (46%)
- Offering better work/life balance (45%)
- Offering a 401k (44%)
- Having a better office culture (37%)
- Offering remote working options (28%)
- Offering tuition reimbursement (21%)