A New Year's Resolution for 2017: Get a New Job

By Dennis McCafferty
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    A New Year's Resolution for 2017: Get a New Job

    A New Year's Resolution for 2017: Get a New Job

    Finding a new job is at the top of many employees' New Year's resolutions list, and younger workers are more likely to look for a new job than older employees.

Many working professionals have put "find a new job" at the top of their New Year's resolutions list for 2017, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder. Findings reveal that younger employees are more likely than older workers than older workers to look for a new job this year. However, a substantial segment of all the employees surveyed will continue to explore career options, regardless of the situation with their current employer. Given this volatile environment, managers should strive to maintain high engagement levels with staff members to avoid excessive turnover. "A new year makes many people set their sights on job hunting," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder. "To keep your top workers, you need to keep a pulse on what they're seeking. For example, poll your employees from time to time to learn more about their goals and motivations and how they want to be treated." The findings also include employees' other 2017 resolutions, and we've included some of those here. More than 3,400 workers took part in the research, which was conducted by Harris Poll.

This article was originally published on 2017-01-12
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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