Nearly One-third of Workers Plan to Quit: Conference Board

By Jim Tyson

Dive Brief:

  • Nearly one out of three workers (31%) plan to quit their jobs in the next six months, and 94% of workers who left their companies during the past year do not regret the move, the Conference Board said, describing findings from a survey primarily of professional employees and office workers.
  • Only 38% of respondents said they plan to remain with their current employer in the next six months, the Conference Board said, citing the June 21-28 survey of 1,100 individuals. Nearly one out of four workers (22%) left their jobs for higher pay, while 17% quit for a more flexible work schedule.
  • “Despite worries of a recession — and the hiring slowdowns and layoffs that often result from a downturn — the labor market remains strong and this robust jobs market is continuing to empower workers,” according to Rebecca Ray, executive vice president of human capital at the Conference Board.