A recent survey from Adecco Group North America highlights the increased dissatisfaction workers in America have with their employers. According to the survey, 54% of employees plan to look for a new job as soon as the economy turns around. The sentiment is even stronger among younger workers. Of those ages 18-29, 71% say they are likely to look for new jobs once the economy turns around, the survey said.
I like to call this phenomena the Running of the Bulls American Style. When the flood gates open (and they will) millions of workers will flee those companies where they are being asked to do two, or in some cases three jobs, for the same amount of pay. Or better yet, they have taken the mandatory 10% across the board pay cut just so they can keep their jobs.
I'm still having a difficult time understanding why companies are operating like business is usual. It is anything but! We moved into this recession slowly, with few people even realizing we were here until we were knee deep into this. We will come out of this the same way. Very slowly.
This is the time for employers to assess their workplace and make changes before the gates begin to open. Or they may wake up one day to find that the only person left in the office is the owner.