Job Switchers Want A Better Work Environment

Why do employees look for new jobs? We decided to dig into that question in our recent consumer survey. Our study of more than 5,000 U.S. employees showed that two-third of employees are most likely to leave for a higher paycheck. But as you can see in the slide below, those who are actively looking for a job cite different reasons for leaving than those who are not.

We examined two groups of employees, those who are very likely to look for a new job and those who are not very likely to look for a new job. The job seekers are much less likely to say that they are leaving for higher pay. They are also 2.5x more likely to leave because of their work environment and twice as likely to leave for a better boss.

1311_EmployeeReasonsForLeavingThe bottom line: Why are your employees leaving?

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I'm an experience (XM) management catalyst; helping organizations improve results by engaging the hearts and minds of their employees, customers, and partners. I enjoy researching and speaking about leading-edge XM topics. I lead the Qualtrics XM Institute, which is the world's best job. We're igniting a global community of XM Professionals who are inspired and empowered to radically improve the human experience. To achieve this goal, my team focuses on thought leadership, training, and community building. My work is driven by a set of fundamental beliefs: 1) Everything starts and ends with human beings, so you need to understand how people think, feel, and behave; 2) XM is a discipline that needs to be woven throughout an organization's entire operating fabric; and 3) Building the XM discipline requires a combination of culture, competency, and technology.

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