Companies Struggling To Retain Their Best Workers, Says LinkedIn [Infographic]

By: Chris Crum - March 18, 2014

LinkedIn surveyed 7,530 of its members in the US, Australia, Canada, India and the UK who recently changed jobs. The company is calling this its “Exit Survey”. We’re assuming there will be more of these in the future.

The findings were used to determine why employees are leaving their jobs, and how much it’s costing companies.

“Companies across the globe are grappling with talent shortages due to the skills gap and scrambling to snatch the best and brightest from the workforce,” says LinkedIn research consultant Matt Grunewald. “Tempted by the prospect of landing a better gig, more and more employees are weighing their options — 85% of the workforce (up from 80% in 2012) is either actively looking for a job or open to talking to recruiters about relevant opportunities; even the ones who are “satisfied” with their jobs. But in their hunt for great hires, companies are failing to retain their own high performers, which is costing them big.”

Here’s what they found.

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