Right Management conducted a survey of 900 workers in 2009.  They asked:

“Do you plan to pursue new job opportunities as the economy improves in 2010?”

60% – Yes, I intend to leave

21% – Maybe, so I’m networking

6% – Not likely, but I’ve updated my resume

13% – No, I intend to stay

2008 and 2009 were difficult years for businesses and families.  Workers have experienced wage freezes, salary reductions, or even partial layoffs.  According to the above survey, many of these people are biding their time just waiting for the first opportunity to jump ship for the proverbial greener grass on the other side of the fence.

Engage your employees now in discussions about the future.  You need to get them excited about where you’re going and help them see the role they play in achieving the better future you’re all looking forward to at your company.

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