- While employees feel confident about their skill set and job security, nearly one-third of employees said they plan to look for a new role in the coming months, according to a survey released June 15 by Robert Half.
- Over half of Generation Z workers surveyed said they planned to leave their current jobs; nearly a third said they were planning to do so due to a lack of professional development at their current companies.
- Notably, changing values may play a role in why employees are interested in moving jobs. Nearly 1 in 3 workers surveyed said they had a "shift in perspective due to the pandemic" and prefer to work for an organization that better aligns with those values.
As the U.S. reopens in full due to widespread vaccination, employers are struggling to find talent — even as job postings see rapid growth. For this reason, resignations are a rising employer concern, as highlighted by the Robert Half survey. Summer tends to be a season of resignations, data from workplace analytics platform Visier released earlier this month showed; and while the pandemic shifted that pattern slightly last year, reports show that resignations started rising in March this year, meaning employers could be in for a spike in departures.
Employers may need to be wary as they pivot toward their post-pandemic plans to prevent even more walk-offs. Various surveys have shown that employees may leave if their employers ended all remote work; many workers surveyed said they would prefer a hybrid workspace arrangement that would combine time in the office with time at home.
Workers may also depart in response to how their employer handled the pandemic, a December survey from SilkRoad Technology and OnePoll showed — and execs and employees may not be on the same page in this regard. While 86% of execs surveyed said their companies demonstrated commitment to their workers during the pandemic, more than half of employees surveyed said they wanted their employers to offer more support.