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‘I’m Outta Here’ 92% of Americans Plan on Finding a New Job Next Year

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While you’re at work today, you better take a good look at the person sitting next to you. The way it sounds, there’s a pretty good chance you won’t be working alongside that person shortly after the company Christmas party.

According to a new survey, 92% of Americans plan on looking for a new job in 2014. With a whopping 83% of the people saying they plan to aggressively go job hunting in the New Year.

Wow! That is an insane amount of unhappy campers in their current jobs.

Now the question remains, will there be enough good jobs out there for people to apply for?

Last time I checked the job market was still a little soft. But that fact doesn’t seem to be acting as much of a deterrent for people to at least explore the possibility of improving their current employment situation.

Why are so many people in the process of brushing up their resumes, doing a little networking and looking for new opportunities? According to a study by Accenture the main reasons for employee workplace unhappiness are:

  • They don’t like their boss

 

  • A lack of empowerment

 

  • Internal politics

 

  • Lack of recognition

These days more and more people are being asked to wear multiple hats, for little or no extra pay. The longer hours and the more responsibilities are starting to take its toll on the American workforce.

When you couple that with the higher cost of benefits or in some cases benefit reductions, workers are starting to get fed up and are getting the itch to find a new gig.

Hopefully employers view these statics as a wake-up call, if they’re smart they’ll act now to engage their top talent and prevent them from leaving before it’s too late.

Source: Marketwatch

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