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Study: Workforce dissatisfied but stable

Posted on March 5th, 2012 Read time: 1 minutes

A recent survey from Accenture found that even workers who are dissatisfied with their current positions aren't likely to leave their jobs.

Specifically, 57 percent of women and 59 percent of men said they were dissatisfied with their jobs. However, 69 percent of both genders said they planned to stay at their current places of employment.

What this means for HR administration is that there's an opportunity to provide workers with career advancement, flexible work schedules and new skill training because more people are in it for the long haul.

Researchers also found that 71 percent of people have a work-life balance most of the time. This can primarily be attributed to that fact that 44 percent of that group have had flexible work schedules for more than three years, which allows them to include more family time into their day.

Accenture's research directly counters a similar study from Mercer back in October called What's Working. The poll found that workers – young people in particular – are less committed to their employers than they were five years ago.

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