If you are a hiring manager or HR professional you may have seen one or two of these statistics in the last year but probably not all together or all at once. Gather them into one place and you see a picture of one very frustrated and displeased workforce. The time to take notice is now!
According to a 2013 survey twenty-one percent (21%) of U.S. employees plan to change jobs in 2014. – Careerbuilder
Fifty-two (52%) percent of U.S. workers are disengaged at work while eighteen percent (18%) are actively disengaged – Gallup
Fifty-five percent (55%) of those with a college education are disengaged while forty-nine percent (49%) with a high school education are disengaged – Gallup
Disengaged workers are 2.5 times more likely to leave their jobs for more money. – Dale Carnegie Training
Twenty-eight percent (28%) of workers didn’t receive a pay increase in 2013 – Careerbuilder
The cost to replace one, eight dollar an hour employee is $3,500. – SHRM
Voluntary separations were up fourteen percent (14%) in November 2013 compared to the same month a year earlier. – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Fifty-nine percent (59%) of full-time private sector employees say they are satisfied with their job, down from sixty-six percent (66%) in 2013. Careerbuilder
In a survey of 2,000 workers, seventy-three percent (73%) say they’re only at their job for the paycheck. – Salary.com
According to a 2013 survey of 35,000 global employers, thirty-five percent (35%) are struggling to fill open positions – Manpower
At any given time even during the Great Recession there were at least three to four million open jobs. – U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics.
There are three unemployed candidates for every open position – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
In a survey of nearly 500 adults, only thirty-five percent (35%) said they received training to better perform their role in the last six months – Cornerstone OnDemand
Twenty-five percent (25%) of American workers don’t trust their boss. – American Psychological Association
Thirty-nine percent (39%) of unemployed Americans are experiencing long-term unemployment as a result of the 2008 recession. This is double the percent of active job seekers unemployed for six months or more in 2007. – Carsey Institute at the Univ. of New Hampshire.
Thirty-two percent (32%) of college educated workers have never held a job related to their degree. – Careerbuilder
Three-fourths of candidates surveyed last year never heard back from an employer after applying. An astounding sixty percent (60%) went on interviews but received no notification that they hadn’t received the job. – Careerbuilder
So in summary many employees don’t trust their bosses, aren’t receiving necessary training, are unhappy at work, cost a lot to replace, are looking for a new job and aren’t respected during the interview process. Additionally the market is flooded with talented individuals who need only receive appropriate training to fulfill your requirements.
If you can’t find talent or are losing talent stop scratching your head in bewilderment and face these facts. Rather than hope for another recession, perhaps it’s time to pick up your game?