During the Great Resignation, we’ve seen workers switch jobs at a rate not seen in decades. And although it’s a job-seekers’ market, there are those who have decided to remain in their current positions. While there are several reasons people are leaving their jobs, we wanted to know what is making the other group of people stay put. From remote work to competitive pay to room for advancement, there are many reasons professionals have for remaining at their companies.
In April, we asked our readers to share the top factors that keep them at their current job. Check out our poll results!
With 12.3%, the top answer to the monthly poll was “good relationships with your team and/or colleagues,” followed by “competitive pay,” with 12%. With 11.7% of the votes, readers said they “genuinely enjoy the work,” while another 10.3% of respondents said their “supportive boss” is a top reason they haven’t looked for employment elsewhere.
The rest of the results are as follows:
- Great benefits (9.9%)
- Positive company culture (8%)
- Job security (7.5%)
- Autonomy (6.6%)
- You believe in the company’s mission (5.1%)
- Easy commute/access to public transportation (4.1%)
- Room for growth/advancement (4%)
Another 4.4% of respondents chose the “other” option. Here are a few of their responses:
- “Working remotely”
- “Overall, great work atmosphere”
- “Flexible schedule”
- “Great retirement benefits”
- “Work life balance, and trust when I am working remotely”
- “Hectic time in personal life, cannot handle making a change right now mentally”
- “I’m staying with my company till I find another job”
Going along with the trend of the Great Resignation, 4% of respondents said that none of the options were keeping them at their current position, as they plan to leave their job.
For more information about why people are leaving their current positions and information about retention, check out these articles from Refresh Leadership!
- The Great Resignation: Why Workers Are Leaving
- The Best Retention Policy Is a Good Onboarding Policy
- The Empathetic Leader: The Lasting Effects of Empathy on Culture and Retention
- Retention and Engagement in the Modern Workplace: 4 Flexible Work Arrangements to Consider
Why do you stay at your job? As a leader, what does your company offer to help retain talent? Let us know in the comments section below!