Mercer recently announced the results of their Attraction and Retention Survey, covering over 320 employers this year. These are their most valuable findings:
Better economy means higher employee turnover. As the economy and job market continue to improve, 62% of companies think employee turnover will increase as well. When employees have more options, they are less likely to be loyal unless their company puts effort into keeping them.
Companies are expanding again. The economy is picking up and so is hiring. Nearly all companies surveyed are hiring. In fact, only 3% are reducing their workforce. Nearly one-third (27%) of companies are expanding, up from 12% shown in the 2009 Unprecedented Times Survey. This is a clear sign of companies’ confidence in the economy.