Nearly half of US professionals considered quitting in 2015, says survey
- 43% of American professionals have thought about quitting their jobs in the past year due to "stifling frustrations at work," according to a recent survey.
- The national workforce survey from The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, an executive MBA program for working managers, also found that younger (18-34) professionals (51%), those who make less than $50,000 annually (53%), those who are not married (47%) and those who believe that their job is currently at a standstill (55%) are among the most likely to say that they considered saying goodbye to the boss.
- In terms of industry sectors, customer service/support (51%) and health sector (46%) employees topped the list of those daydreaming about quitting.
When it coms to the reasons why they wanted to leave, a whopping 69% of respondents agree that there is a lot of bureaucracy at their workplace, with "red-tape" (28%) named a top frustration, alongside being underappreciated (30%) and overworked (27%).
The JWMI findings point out that employers should boost positive workplace culture through clearer pathways to advancement and developing leadership skills, as they are critical to organizational health, according to Craig Clawson, Dean of JWMI.