In our experience, the number one reason people leave their jobs is that they want more money. It’s a dirty topic and shows us, humans, to be more mercenary than we would like but it is what it is!
A handful of people are disgruntled in their current roles and progression internally, but ask enough questions and the answer more often than not boils down to what they are paid.
We tend to get involved ‘pre-exit interview’ stage and we have a number of questions we look at to see how motivated someone is to move jobs. One question we ask is ‘if your current employer offered you a 20% pay rise would you consider staying?’
71% answer they would consider staying and 29% say they wouldn’t. Of the 71% – only 13% say they would definitely stay if offered a pay rise of 20%.
Money motivates people more than they might like to admit, does it motivate you as well?
You don’t have to be actively looking for a new role, but it’s worth checking out our current opportunities to assess what you could be earning.
If you’re happy where you are, good for you! You can help out your friends by referring them to their perfect job and earn a little something for yourself on the side too.