A job search or career change is on the horizon for many US adults, according to the results of an American Staffing Association Workforce Monitor survey.
Forty-one percent of those surveyed said they are likely to look for a new job within the next year and 35% are likely to change careers. And 63% say pay rate/salary would be among the most important factors if they were to look for a change.
“In the midst of the Great Resignation, employed individuals as well as active job seekers are looking at new opportunities for higher pay and more flexibility,” said ASA President and CEO Richard Wahlquist. “If employers want to effectively compete in the war for talent, they’re going to have ensure their workers receive competitive compensation and that workplaces embrace flexible work schedules wherever feasible.”
The survey also asked what key factors were most important to them if they were looking for a new job within the next year. The top five results:
• Pay rate/salary: 63%
• Flexible hours: 37%
• Benefits/perks: 36%
• Option to work remotely: 25%
• Job duties: 22%
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts