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41% of workers plan to look for a new job in the next 6 months, mainly for:

A salary boost
Better benefits and perks
The ability to work remotely permanently


18-24 52%
25-40 47%
41-54 38%
55+ 25%

TENURE (in years):

0-1 40%
2-4 49%
5-9 46%
10+ 28%

28% would quit without another job lined up.

54% of professionals are interested in fully remote positions at companies based in a different city or state.

Source: Robert Half survey of more than 2,400 workers in the U.S.

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For many workers, it'll be out with the old job, in with a new one come 2022, research from Robert Half shows. The biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 professionals tracks worker sentiment on current and future career prospects and reveals key implications for employers.

Companies that offer remote work options and provide a positive candidate experience will have the best chance of hiring top talent. If you're trying to bring in or hold on to skilled talent, here are additional tips for how to make sense of this chaotic hiring market — and gain a competitive advantage in the process.