Even in the midst of a looming recession, unhappy workers are willing leave their jobs due to poor work-life balance.
A new report released on June 2 from FlexJobs revealed Forty-two percent of professionals that responded to the survey shared they were actively contemplating walking walking from their jobs if their mental health is at stake.
20% of those surveyed also shared they’d actually tendered their resignation.
A large portion of respondents stated they’d leave due to low pay and the issues caused by inflation.
The report showed that 75% of respondents are planning to look for a new job in the next 12 months, (up 10% from last year) despite more than half also believing they have less power in the market compared to the last few years. A possible explanation for this is that employees are increasingly placing value on work-life balance, and are willing to search around to get it.
“A huge takeaway from this survey is that the number-one reason employers lose top talent today is by neglecting to show how their company supports flexibility and work-life balance, which 70% of job seekers say is their biggest priority when considering a new role,” said The Muse CEO & Co-Founder Kathryn Minshew in a news release shared with ESSENCE. “The Muse was created specifically to solve for this challenge, as it’s the only values-based job-search platform where employers can leverage the top three factors job seekers say they look at to determine if a role is a good fit: testimonials from verified employees, in-depth job descriptions, and details on perks and benefits.”