Have you ever found yourself just going through the motions at work? You’re not alone.
The employees of today are constantly on the hunt for growth opportunities, and when the potential to move up the ladder is inaccessible or doesn’t exist in the first place, they’re quitting more than previous generations. An increase in employee turnover can be alarming to any company, but behind a great employee leaving, there are solid reasons as to why they chose to do so.
Every year, more and more people all across the US are leaving their jobs. Gallup reports that 53% of workers are not engaged while at work. This number is alarming and seeing any employee leave a company can throw the team off. But the two main reasons for resignation make total sense.
The most common reason employees quit their job is because of the lack of growth opportunities at work and lack of recognition when they exceed expectations.
In this article, we’ll take a look at 60 eye-opening statistics on why people are quitting their jobs more often and hopefully inspire employers to improve employee experience across the company.
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Employee turnover statistics
How culture correlates with resignation
How career development impacts retention
Remote work options increase retention
Burnout is real
Compensation and quitting
Stress at work + work-life balance
Why employee engagement matters
How management affects employee turnover
The impact of employee success
Other employee turnover statistics
There can be a variety of factors that contribute to an employee’s decision to quit their job. From the lack of career growth to the office culture, these statistics will give you insight into how employees across the US feel about their jobs.
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Although the reality of an employee deciding to leave a company is a very sad one, it doesn’t mean the company can’t learn from the experience. To start, loop your human resources team in and work to build a collaborative culture across all teams to encourage employees to work together. Boosting employee engagement is a sure-fire way to create an inclusive and welcoming company culture.
This part is for all the employers or managers out there. No matter what, everyone has the ability to make the call when it’s time to leave. The best thing you can do is to listen to your team and create the best environment possible for them. Take these statistics and use them as you plan for the future.
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Alexa is a Content Marketing Associate at G2. Born and raised in Chicago, she went to Columbia College Chicago and entered the world of all things event marketing and social media. In her free time, she likes being outside with her dog, creating playlists, and dabbling in Illustrator. (she/her/hers)
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