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.