Think Before You Leap

By Robert Half on August 9, 2017 at 5:04pm


Almost a quarter of professionals have regrets about leaving a former job.

23% Yes
77% No

Workers cited the following as their biggest regret:

28% I left good friends/colleagues
27% I left for the wrong reasons
20% I left a great boss/mentor
12% I didn’t explore other opportunities with the company
4% I didn’t ask for a promotion
9% Something else

Six in 10 workers would consider rejoining a previous employer.

63% Yes
37% No

Here’s what it would take to draw them back*:

52% Better pay
15% Promised opportunity for growth
15% Flexible schedule
6% More time off
5% Better title
6% Something else

*Responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

Source: Accountemps survey of more than 1,000 U.S. workers employed in an office environment.

© 2017 Accountemps. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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