Nearly a third of American employees, or 31.4%, voluntarily left their jobs during the past year, according to iHire’s 2021 Talent Retention Report. Behind their moves: career changes, unsatisfactory pay, desire for workplace flexibility and employer COVID-19 policies.
The survey of 3,948 U.S. workers found that voluntary turnover rose 6.5% year over year, from 24.9% in 2020 to 31.4% in 2021. That 31.4% compares to 20.2% for involuntary exits. Salary is the prime motivator for leaving (or staying), iHire said. Some 70.9% of those surveyed indicated they would leave a job due to unsatisfactory pay, while 77.9% said a raise