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Few professionals plan to leave their employers despite job dissatisfaction.
An Accenture survey released as part of our 2012 celebration of International Women’s Day found that despite their current job dissatisfaction, more than two-thirds of all respondents said they do not plan to leave their current employers, with nearly the same number citing flexible work arrangements as the reason for staying put.
Most respondents said they are taking a variety of steps to actively manage their careers—including accepting a different role or responsibility, receiving more education or training, and working longer hours.
The Next Generation of the Working Woman
Download this infographic for a deeper look at the Path Forward research, which reveals interesting insights into the Next Generation of the Working Woman.
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Watch this video to see highlights from The Path Forward – our International Women’s Day research:
Surveying 3,900 business professionals in 31 countries, the research sought to:
More than half of both the women and men surveyed (57 percent and 59 percent, respectively) are dissatisfied with their jobs. However, despite their current job dissatisfaction, more than two-thirds (69 percent) of all respondents said they do not plan to leave their current employers, with nearly the same number (64 percent) citing flexible work arrangements as the reason for staying put.
Today’s Workplace: The New Normal
Since the majority of today’s professionals are not job hunting, leading companies must capitalize on this moment in time to equip their people with clearly defined career paths that include innovative training, leadership development and opportunities for advancement.
Energized, engaged employees remain a competitive advantage, and employees are striving for success. The workplace has changed, however, and employees are defining success in a variety of ways, customizing their own approaches and balancing personal demands with their desire to succeed. The challenge for employers is to help employees fully integrate the whole spectrum of work and life needs over the course of their career.
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