Nearly 75% of Remote Workers Want to Change Jobs Within Two To Three Years

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A Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network survey discovered that 40% of remote workers are actively looking for jobs, and almost 75% expect to leave their current job within two to three years.

The pandemic increased the amount of people working remotely. For many, remote work became an opportunity to change jobs and look for better/different options. As many companies started recruiting remotely, the number of job advertisements related to remote work also increased. Consequently, many remote workers are either actively looking for a job or are planning to switch jobs in the near future. 

The Challenge of Retaining Talent 

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network conducted a survey to approximately 10,000 employees working remotely. The results showed that 40% of remote workers are actively job hunting, and nearly 75% expect to leave their current role within two to three years.

One of the current challenges companies are facing is in terms of retaining talent. The survey found out the main reasons why employees are looking to change jobs: 

  • 63% want to look for opportunities that allow them to advance their careers
  • 49% are looking for new challenges

Remote workers continue looking for jobs that allow them to have a good work-life balance. And financial compensation (salaries and long-term benefits) has also gained importance. This factor rose from 5th to 3rd place since the survey was conducted in 2019. 

Another factor that has gained importance is diversity and inclusion. 50% of people surveyed would not work for companies that do not share diversity and inclusion beliefs. 48% think the same regarding environmental policies. 

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