INTOO/Harris Poll Shows Only About 1 in 4 Employed Americans Have Many Opportunities for Growth

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A new online study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of INTOO amongEmployed Americans who plan to stay with their employer for 2 years or more are more likely to say their company supports internal movement.over 900 employed American adults (defined as those employed full-time or part-time) shows that only about one in three Americans (35%) plan to stay with their current employer for two years or more. According to INTOO’s Engaging Employees amid the Great Resignation survey, among employed Americans, those who plan to stay with their employer for 2 years or more are significantly more likely than those who are currently looking for a new job to say each of the following

  • Their company offers training opportunities in-person (38% vs. 22%)
  • They have many opportunities for growth at their company (38% vs. 19%)
  • Their company supports internal movement (31% vs. 18%)

Only about 1 in 5 employed Americans say their manager is skilled at providing career development advice according to INTOO/Harris Poll“Our survey reveals not only that employers aren’t providing employees with opportunities for growth and career development, but also that they’re likely missing out on the benefits that doing so provides an organization, such as increased engagement and productivity, improved employer branding and recruiting, and opportunities for leadership development and succession planning,” says Yair Riemer, CEO of INTOO. “These are missed opportunities that come at a high cost to an employer.”

As only about 1 in 4 employed Americans (26%) say they have many opportunities for growth at their company, attrition rates as a whole aren’t likely to improve without change.

View the report here.

Survey Method: This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Intoo between January 20-24, 2022 among 2,056 US adults ages 18+, among whom 915 are employed full-time or part-time. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact us.media@intoo.com.

ABOUT THE HARRIS POLL
The Harris Poll is one of the longest-running surveys in the U.S., tracking public opinion, motivations, and social sentiment since 1963. It is now part of Harris Insights & Analytics, a global consulting and market research firm that strives to reveal the authentic values of modern society to inspire leaders to create a better tomorrow. We work with clients in three primary areas; building twenty-first century corporate reputation, crafting brand strategy and performance tracking, and earning organic media through public relations research. Our mission is to provide insights and advisory to help leaders make the best decisions possible.In every stage of the employee lifecycle, INTOO helps employers protect their brand through effective candidate experience, career development, and outplacement services. Contact us to learn how we can make a difference for you and your employees.

Robyn Kern

Robyn Kern is a seasoned business writer who has written in the HR, education, technology, and nonprofit spaces. She writes about topics including outplacement, layoffs, career development, internal mobility, candidate experience, succession planning, talent acquisition, and more, with the goal of surfacing workforce trends and educating the HR community on these key topics. Her work has been featured on hrforhr.org and trainingindustry.com.

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