We keep hearing about the “Great Resignation” but is it really that bad? Well, according to a new survey, maybe not.
A new poll by Careerarc finds:
- 89% of employed Americans did not actually quit their job over the last year.
- 61% didn’t even think about quitting their gig.
- For people who did consider quitting, 32% didn’t because they haven’t found a suitable new job yet.
- So, why aren’t people quitting? Top reasons include:
- They like their job (49%)
- Good work-life balance (43%)
- They are satisfied with their salary (40%)
- They like their coworkers (40%)
- Flexible work schedule (35%)
- Good management/leadership (31%)
- Positive company culture/morale (27%)
- But for those who did quit, money played a big role.
- 21.1% of people who left their job did so for a significantly higher salary increase.
- But when it comes to pay increases, there seems to be a significant gender gap.
- Overall, 66% of Americans say they got a raise over the past 12 months.
- But 71% of men say they received a raise compared to 60% of women.
- Raises were also smaller for women than men (6.5% vs. 12%).
- And there’s a good indication that these discrepancies are motivating women to leave their jobs.
- 44% of women who stayed at their job say they did so because they haven’t found a new one that met their requirements yet.
- Only 24% of men say the same.
Source: Business Insider