MENLO PARK, California, December 15, 2021 / PRNewswire / – For many workers, the old job will be cut and a new one replaced in 2022, according to research from Talent Solutions and business consultancy Robert Half. The company’s biannual optimism at work survey of more than 2,400 professionals tracks workers’ feelings about current and future career prospects and reveals the main implications for employers.

In search of greener pastures
More than 4 in 10 workers surveyed (41%) said they plan to look for a new job in the first half of 2022, up from 32% six months ago. The main reasons are to get a salary increase (54%), better benefits and advantages (38%) and the possibility of working remotely permanently (34%). The people most likely to start a job search are:

  • Generation Z professionals (52%)
  • Employees who have worked in their company for 2 to 4 years (49%)
  • Technology workers (47%)

In addition, the survey found that 28% of professionals planning to look for a new job would quit without another showing up.

See an infographic of research highlights.

“This is the first time in my 37 year staffing career that I have seen so much movement in the marketplace and so many opportunities for workers at all levels,” said Robert Demi senior general manager Paul mcdonald. “With almost half of their workforce ready to relocate, businesses should be very concerned about retention in the coming months. “

Stuck with nowhere to grow up
Regardless of job search plans, 87% of workers surveyed are confident in their current skills and 61% are looking for a promotion as the next step in their career. Yet 41% believe that they do not have a clear path for development in their business. In addition, a third of employees (34%) believe that performance discussions with their manager are ineffective and do not help them achieve their professional goals.

McDonald noted, “In today’s environment, workers are in the driver’s seat. To help keep them looking their best, managers should have regular contact with their direct reports to discuss career goals, development plans, and what could improve the experience for their employees. “

Attracted by remote work
When considering their career options, 54% of professionals expressed interest in fully remote positions with companies based in a city or state different from where they live. to be miles away. Companies that embrace remote working options and deliver a seamless onboarding experience will have the best chance of attracting and retaining top talent. “

For more tips on retaining talent in a tight labor market, visit Robert Demi Blog.

About the research
The online survey was developed by Robert Demi and conducted by an independent research firm of November 11-29, 2021. It includes responses from over 2,400 workers aged 18 or older in finance, technology, marketing, legal, administrative support, human resources, and other fields in companies over 20 years old. or more employees in the United States.

On Robert Demi
Robert Demi (NYSE: RHI) is the world’s first and largest talent and business solutions consulting firm that matches opportunities at large companies with highly skilled job seekers. Robert Demi offers contractual, temporary and permanent placement solutions and is the parent company of Protiviti®, a global consulting firm. Visit roberthalf.com and download our award winning mobile app.

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