30% of Tech Pros Plan to Leave Their Employer Within a Year
Recent surveys from Comparably, a leading provider of compensation and culture data, reveal new insights into employee behavior, including how long the average IT professional plans to stay with their current employer.
Thirty percent of tech workers see themselves staying with their current employer for less than a year. When you break that number down to workers under 25, that number jumps to 36%. When asked how long they plan to stay at their current company, San Francisco answered "Less than 1 year" more than any other city, with 39% of tech workers choosing that response.
Other surveys from Comparably shed light on what kinds of factors could prompt workers to desire a new job.
When asked what their biggest stressor at work is, the majority of workers across every department answered "unclear goals" at 42%.
Managers are responsible for setting clear goals for their employees, and without them, it's likely they will move on to the next gig.
The number one thing professionals look for in a job (outside money) is work-life balance, coming in with 36% of responses compared to career advancement opportunities at 26% and happy culture & environment at 17%.
Out of all departments, IT overwhelmingly answered work-life balance the most at 43%.
Keep in mind as you try to attract and retain talent to set clear goals for your employees and ask how they feel about their work-life balance.