Allowing workers to stagnate in their current role is one of the biggest job factors that push workers out the door, according to a recent Glassdoor analysis of resume data.
Even after controlling for pay, industry, job title and other elements, the company review site found workers who stay longer in the same position without a title change are significantly more likely to leave for another company for the next step in their career.
Stagnating in a role for an additional 10 months raises the odds that employees will leave by about one percentage point.
Pay also needs to be competitive to retain talent; a 10 percent higher base pay is associated with a 1.5-percentage-point increase in the likelihood workers will stay at their current company the next time they move to a new role.
Some job factors don’t appear to affect employee turnover, such as senior leadership quality. Glassdoor also didn’t find a statistical link between work-life balance and whether employees stay or go.
Find out more in this research-based post from the company.