According to a new study, about 50% of employees in Europe and the United States intend to resign in the next 12 months. This was reported by RTE with reference to an international survey of employees of Workhuman. For comparison, in the period before the pandemic, this figure was only 21 percent.
The study tracked the sentiment of more than 3,500 full-time employees in Ireland, Belarus, Germany, the United States and Canada. According to the data, British and Icelandic workers are most likely to leave their jobs, with 48 percent of workers in the UK and Canada saying they plan to do so next year. 42 percent are Icelandic workers, 36 percent are in the United States and Canada, and 30 percent are in Germany.
Among men, the main reason for wanting to change jobs is the desire to have a more flexible work schedule and a job that does not oblige them to be in the office all day. Among women, the main reason is the search for higher wages.
Working parents most want to leave work. 52.5 percent of them said they would leave in the coming year. 35.5 percent of them want more flexibility at work. 47.5 percent of respondents want to divide their time between office and work from home.
32.5 percent of employees prefer to work remotely permanently, while only one in five is willing to work in the office all day.
The study also found that most workers experience high levels of burnout. 65.5% of female respondents and 59.5% of male respondents reported experiencing burnout at work. Of these, 81.5 percent of women and 78 percent of men said it had happened in the past year.
“After a year and a half of uncertainty and tension, most workers around the world now have a very clear idea of what they will and will not tolerate in the workplace. As a result, many are looking for new opportunities that offer more flexibility and often better pay.” , – says Depek Irwin, Senior Vice President of Client Strategy and Consulting at Workhuman.
It can also be said that industries that suffer from an acute shortage of skilled workers, such as construction, technology and engineering, are also likely to have the biggest cause of unemployment.