21 Percent of Employees Vowing to Find New Job in the New Year

As the New Year kicks off, more than one in five employees have made finding a new job their New Year’s resolution according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder. Of those looking for a new job in 2016, 34 percent said they will accomplish this by regularly looking for a new job even though they are currently employed.

“Organizations should consider new employee retention strategies in 2016 if they want to ensure they keep their best and brightest,” Pam Bryant, Human Resources & Benefits Administrator at Morgan Hunter, said.

When asked to choose some perks that could stop them from jumping ship, 38 percent said half-days on Fridays, 23 percent said on-site fitness center, 22 percent said catered lunches, 18 percent said massages and 16 percent said the ability to wear jeans.


“There are a lot of factors that could go into the decision to seek other employment,” Bryant said. “And it’s usually never entirely about money.”

Asked what factors besides salary are most important when considering a new position, 65 percent said job stability, 59 percent said affordable benefits, 56 percent said location, 51 percent said a good boss and 46 percent said a good work culture.

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Other New Year’s resolutions at work included vows to save more money (38 percent), be less stressed (28 percent), get a raise or promotion (26 percent), eat healthier at work (19 percent) and learn something new at work through courses, training and seminars (17 percent).

This CareerBuilder survey was a national survey conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder and included a representative sample of 3,252 workers across industries. For more about the survey, visit CareerBuilder.

If you’re searching for new career opportunities in the New Year, consider working with a recruiting firm like Morgan Hunter. Many times, recruiting firms staff positions that aren’t publicly advertised. And the best part? Their services are absolutely free to job seekers! Visit the Morgan Hunter website or call 913-491-3434 to discuss your career future today.

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