32 per cent of firms worried about losing top performers: Survey

Increased workloads, longer hours and fewer resources push workers to look for new jobs
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/23/2010

As the recession eases and companies are starting to hire again, many organizations are worried about losing their top talent, according to a survey.

The survey by online job board CareerBuilder found 32 per cent of employers are concerned about losing high-performing workers in the second quarter.

These fears seem to be justified with 33 per cent of workers saying they will likely start looking for a new job when the economy picks up.

Increased workloads, longer hours and fewer resources related to the recession may be contributing to higher job dissatisfaction. Workers reported the following:

• 32 per cent are dissatisfied with their pay, up from 29 per cent during the same period last year

• 22 per cent are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their work-life balance

• 27 per cent are dissatisfied with the career advancement opportunities provided by their current employers.

Workers are looking for the following attributes in a new job:

• good career advancement opportunities (60 per cent)

• good work culture (57 per cent)

• less stressful work environment (45 per cent)

• sense of ownership in their position, that they can make a difference (42 per cent)

• camaraderie, more family-like work environment (34 per cent).

Add Comment

  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *