Douglas Matthews, president and chief operating officer for Right Management, a division of Manpower, called the results "a wake-up call to management. ... This finding is more about employee dissatisfaction and discontent than projected turnover".
So employers have a problem: they risk losing their best employees because they are the ones likely to be successful in the job hunt.
But the workers also have a problem. Their problem is that when only one in five workers is fully engaged in his or her work the likelihood of those 84% finding a satisfying job is low. When most jobs suck, changing jobs isn't an answer.
Nor do politicans have any reason to be complacent. When 84% of workers are unhappy in their work and can't find any reasonable alternative, while a sizable slice of the workforce is either unemployed, underemployed or on the cusp of losing their job, the potential for social and political unrest is significant.
The message for employers, employees and politicians is clear: we need to revolutionize the workplace.
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