As marketplaces shift, the global economy recovers, and employees’ mindsets change, job fluidity is increasing at an unprecedented rate. According to a recent survey of 3,300 employees across 14 countries conducted by Dale Carnegie Training, about a little over a quarter of U.S. employees say they will be looking for a new job within the next 12 months, and 15 are already actively looking for a new job. According to the report, more than 40 percent of employees are at risk of leaving their job sometime in 2017. The primary reason for this, according to the study, is poor management. Dale Carnegie Training researchers found that employees are 10 times more likely to feel “very satisfied” with their job when they are led by an individual they think is trustworthy and honest. Those who think their managers are dishonest are four times more likely to leave. This leads to another troubling aspect of the report: There is a wide disparity between the leadership attributes employees wish to see in their supervisors and the attributes they currently express. More than three-quarters of U.S. employees said it was important for managers to admit when they make mistakes, but only 51 percent say this is demonstrated in their workplace. In the same vein, 85 percent of employees believed it was important that their managers express sincere appreciation for their employees’ hard work, but less than half say their supervisors actually offer this support.
More Than 40 Percent of Employees Might Find New Jobs Soon