Almost half of workers looking to switch jobs

January 20, 2022

The “great resignation” is in full swing, with 43 per cent of workers saying they intend to switch jobs in 2022, according to a survey by Randstad Canada.

And while this is far more common among workers aged 18 to 34 (62 per cent), many 35- to 54-year-olds (48 per cent) also share the sentiment.

Now, 61 per cent of employers are anticipating their workers will leave.

“What the survey tells us is that a large number of employees do not want to be tied down to their current place of employment, are looking for new opportunities and want to see if the grass is greener in other organizations,” says Patrick Poulin, group president, Randstad Canada “This forces employers to rethink their talent attraction strategies and find creative solutions to retain their talent, now and in the long term.”

Many workers are heading out the door and employers aren’t responding accordingly, finds a separate survey.

Source: HR Reporter