Most employers don’t have a clue how vulnerable they really are.
I follow the Herman Group, futurists out of Greensboro, NC, and for the past several years they’ve been predicting a large impending employee turnover. Now, they claim it’s going to happen next quarter.
The conditions are perfect: a recovering United States economy, increasing job growth, and unhappy employees.
Others agree with The Herman Group. A just released 2012 Aflac WorkForces Report indicates that 49 percent of workers are “at least somewhat likely to look for a job this year”. In addition, 50 percent of workers say employee benefits are “very or extremely influential on decision to leave”. Most of the people who intend to leave describe themselves as “top talent”. These men and women are the kind of workers companies can’t afford to lose.
The employment market is flipping, and most talented employees will be in the driver’s seat once again.