In study by Spherion Corp., an extremely wide gap exists between employers and employees. More than just an "us against them" mentality, this one is serious.
The "disconnect" includes these lopsided views:
• Less than 20 percent of employers will be able to attract and retain top talent.
• Wages are rated important by 60% of workers and 35% of employers.
• Employers expect to lose 14% of their workforce, while 40% expect to find a new job within a year.
• Only 44% of U.S. workers think that companies are trying to keep them, and 31% say there's already a turnover problem at their company.
During the past few years, the economic environment made most too nervous to change jobs. I've often thought that at the heart of the rise in productivity figures during the downturn was a wealth of employees who would bolt as soon as the market improved.
Maybe this should be given some serious thought--and then action?