Last Updated on December 18, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Survey Finds Workers Across Industries Planning to Quit Their Jobs
A recent survey conducted by software firm Payscale has shed light on the rising discontent among workers, with many expressing their intention to quit their current jobs. The survey, which garnered responses from over 770,000 U.S. workers between November 2022 and October 2023, identified various factors contributing to this exodus, including stressful work environments, return-to-office mandates, low compensation packages, and the current state of the economy.
Of particular interest was the revelation that even employees in fields offering median salaries of over six figures were looking to jump ship. The survey pinpointed the top 15 jobs where workers are most likely to quit, with industries ranging from tech to healthcare dominating the list. Roles such as senior product manager, phlebotomist, line cook, and software development engineer were among those highlighted.
Interestingly, a significant number of respondents expressed their desire to pursue identical or similar roles at other companies, where they believe they will have better compensation, benefits, or work-life balance. The expansion of pay transparency legislation may have played a role in this decision, as workers can now easily compare salaries for the same job at different organizations.
Payscale’s 2023 End-of-Year Job Market Report further corroborates the findings, indicating that these trends are prevalent in occupations where employees feel stressed, underchallenged, burned out, or dissatisfied with their pay and benefits.
Moreover, the survey revealed that those planning to seek new employment anticipate starting their job search within the next six months.
For more comprehensive insights and additional findings, interested readers can refer to Payscale’s website, where the complete report is available.
As the labor market continues to evolve, it is imperative for organizations to address these concerns to retain valuable talent and maintain a motivated workforce.