Worker Exodus in Progress


The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Wall Street Journal’s recently published results of a poll indicating that in excess of 75% of employees are currently actively engaged in job search. HR professionals responding to the survey indicated that on average 12% of their work forces had voluntarily resigned during 2006. It appears that employees sense that the employment market is now healthy enough that they need not remain resigned to indefinite employment that is not to their liking.

Reasons cited by employees for wanting to move on included salary/compensation (30%), better opportunity elsewhere (27%), dissatisfaction with the career development potential at their current job (21%). Is it time to polish up your executive resume and test the waters?