2023Surveys

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

The results from research on the future of work and the evolving jobs market found that an astonishing 96 percent of workers are looking for a new job in 2023 but 66 percent think it will be difficult to find a new job given the state of the economy, according to a survey from leading jobs search site Monster.com.

The results of the “New Year, New Career” survey conducted by Monster.com among workers in December 2022 also found that of workers looking for a new job in 2023, 46 percent expect a higher salary due to inflation and increased cost of living while 11 percent anticipate a lower salary due to company budget cuts.

As for why so many workers are job hunting, the survey found 40 percent need a higher income, 35 percent are unemployed, 34 percent say there is no room to grow in their current job, and 25 percent say they are in a toxic workplace. A previous survey found 57 percent “quick quit” their job after less than a year of employment.

The new survey found 56 percent of workers think job hopping is a red flag and 55 percent of recruiters agree while 54 percent of workers believe resume gaps are a red flag and half of recruiters find it acceptable. Only 25 percent of workers think working remotely is a red flag while 62 percent of recruiters consider it a problem.

The “Great Resignation” of American workers quitting their jobs has lasted more than a year and topped 4 million per month in November 2022, October 2022, September 2022, August 2022, July 2022, June 2022, May 2022, April 2022, March 2022, February 2022, January 2022, December 2021, and November 2021.

“As record-breaking resignation numbers continue to rise in the United States, employers are wondering why their employees are so quick to quit their jobs and how to keep them from leaving,” ClearStar, a leading Human Resources (HR) technology company, noted in a blog titled “The Great Resignation of 2021.”

“Listening to employees and their desires for their careers is the first step to developing lasting relationships with them. The resignations could be a result of the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, low pay, and benefits, new job opportunities, or a mix of all of the above,” ClearStar suggested in the blog.

“An employer who accommodates their employees with remote work (if needed) and shows interest in trying to help them find something they enjoy doing in their job is likely to build a relationship with their employees that they are not so quick to abandon,” ClearStar concluded. The complete blog is available here.

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