Two-fifths (42 per cent) of U.S. employees are likely to leave their job in the next three to six months, according to a new survey by workplace analytics provider Humanyze.
The survey, which polled more than 2,000 U.S. managers and employees, also found 52 per cent of managers expect higher attrition rates in the coming months.
Employees likely to quit their job cited work-life balance, time spent in meetings and the ability to focus on/do their own work as factors that have been negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Roughly 20 per cent of these employees also said their company hasn’t introduced measures to improve retention over the last year.
When asked what factors influence their decision to stay at a job besides salary or benefits, both managers and employees cited flexibility and hybrid/remote work options as top priorities. Employees also cited access to their direct manager (28 per cent), team/department colleagues (25 per cent) and company leaders/mentorship (23 per cent). More than 40 per cent of employees said they aren’t able to easily interact with leaders across their company.
While interactions with colleagues matter to employees, only 16 per cent said their company has offered more opportunities to connect with colleagues. Among managers who said increased attrition is very likely in the coming months, only 27 per cent said these opportunities have been offered.