A record portion of the American workforce — 47 percent — feels it’s a good time to find a quality job, and more than half of employees (51 percent) are looking or watching for openings, according to a new report from Gallup.
A lack of leadership appears to be a key driver in workers’ decision to leave.
Just a third of U.S. employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup; only one in five say their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.
Only 15 percent of the American workforce strongly feel their organization’s leadership is making them feel enthusiastic about the future. A scant 13 percent strongly believe their leadership communicates effectively with the rest of the organization.
To remedy the situation, Gallup suggests leaders design and deliver a compelling employer brand; determine enhanced ways to engage employees and change the way they’re managing employee performance to motivate workers.
With more people looking for jobs, the research provider also notes organizations will need to hone their attraction methods to recruit more effectively and locate top candidates.
Find out more in Gallup’s “The State of the American Workforce” report.