Worker rage continues to burn.
Right Management, Philadelphia, a human resources firm, discusses North American employee fury in a summary of results from a recent online survey of 1,077 workers in the United States and Canada.
The percentage of participating workers who said they will actively seek new jobs in the coming year increased to 84% this year.
The percentage of workers wanting to change jobs is the same as in 2010 but up from 60% in 2009.
About 5% of workers said they definitely intend to stay in their current positions. That figure is the same as in 2010 but down from 13% in 2009.
Bram Lowsky, an executive vice president at Right Management, says the economic slump has reduced job mobility.
“Employees are restless and feel they are lacking in options,” Lowsky says.
The high level of distrust indicates that many workers, including top performers, lack confidence in their companies’ managers, Lowsky says.
Companies that actually want to keep some of their workers when the economy improves should probably start talking to those workers now and figure out how to get them to stay, Lowsky says.