Moving (Back) In or Moving On?

Recent findings from ResumeBuilder shed light on shifting dynamics in the workforce, particularly among employees mandated to return to the office. Let’s delve into the key highlights:


High Turnover Intentions

More than half of employees compelled to return to the office by their employers are contemplating a job change. According to the report, 18% of those surveyed are actively searching for a new job, while an additional 36% plan to initiate a job search within the year.


Active Job Search Behavior

Among those currently seeking new opportunities, a significant portion are actively engaged in the job search process. The data reveals that 11% are applying to more than 10 positions per week, indicating a proactive approach to securing alternative employment.

Meanwhile, 28% are applying for six to ten positions, with 60% applying for one to five jobs.


Motivations for Job Change

The top reasons driving employees to explore new job opportunities include: the pursuit of a higher salary (70%); better benefits (56%); and more growth opportunities (50%).


“Companies that prioritize aligning their practices with the preferences of their workforce are the ones successfully retaining talent. Those that do not are witnessing a surge in turnover rates.” – Stacie Haller, Chief Career Advisor at ResumeBuilder


Remote Work Preferences

The report underscores a growing desire for autonomy in determining work location, with 60% of employees expressing a preference to work from the office less frequently than mandated.

Moreover, a significant portion of respondents (67%) who prefer full remote work are willing to accept a pay cut to maintain this arrangement.


Let’s Get to Work…

ResumeBuilder’s report highlights the importance of organizations adapting to evolving employee preferences to retain top talent and foster a productive work environment.

By understanding the motivations driving job searches and accommodating flexible work arrangements, companies can position themselves as employers of choice in a competitive job market.


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For more details and insights, please refer to the original article from the folks at Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA).