- More than one in five employees (21%) of U.S. employees say they plan to leave their current employers in 2016, a 5% increase since last year, according to a Careerbuilder survey.
- Among younger workers, the numbers are more dramatic, as three in 10 employees ages 18 to 34 expect to have a new job by the end of 2016, compared to 23% in 2015.
- To keep their resolution to find a new job, 34% of employees report regularly searching for job opportunities, even though they're currently employed — a four point increase since last year.
The shift to higher numbers of workers who say they are committed to finding a new job in the new year keeps the pressure on HR departments to seek out ways to boost engagement and, by extension, reduce turnover.
"Just because a person is satisfied with their job doesn't necessarily mean they aren't looking for new work," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder. "Because of this, it's critical to keep up with your employees' needs and continue to challenge them with work they feel is meaningful."
So what can help make work more meaningful? According to the survey, which polled 3,252 workers across industries online, after salary, there are several key factors for when people are considering a position, including job stability (65%), affordable benefits (59%), location (56%) good boss (51%) and good work culture (46%).