- What makes some candidates stick, while others can look to quickly leave jobs? A new survey of 390 companies released by Express Employment Professionals found that 40% of employees choose to leave a job because of a "lack of advancement/opportunity." Another 29% chose to leave because of "low pay."
- When asked why some candidates chose not to accept a job at the surveyed company, respondents again pointed toward "low pay" (28%) and a "lack of advancement/opportunity" (27%).
- Respondents also said employees chose to leave positions because of a poor cultural fit (28%), long hours (18%) and an unlikable boss or management (18%).
Employees are not taking jobs for the same reasons that they're choosing to leave opportunities. Growth opportunity can often dictate where people work and they will choose to find employment elsewhere if they find potential opportunities and increased earnings blocked for them.
The survey demonstrates that today's workers are in more control of their careers than ever before. It's easier to accept a job that offers above-average compensation, benefits and the opportunity to experience career advancement. It's even easier to leave a job that doesn't. Bad management is and always will be a factor too, but the overriding desire to earn more money and climb the corporate ladder never changes.
"Pay rates and the opportunity to experience career growth are the motivating factors behind the choice of applicants and employees to decide to leave jobs," says Bob Funk, CEO of Express Employment Professionals.