43 % of hiring managers and human resources professionals are concerned that top workers will leave their organization this year, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey.
The survey of more than 3,000 U.S. hiring managers and HR professionals also revealed that 34% of HR managers saw an increase in voluntary turnover -- workers leaving companies for other opportunities -- last year. Given these findings, it's no wonder retention is a concern for many organizations today.
Moreover, hiring managers in information technology, financial services, manufacturing and healthcare -- fields that rely on highly skilled workers -- expressed the most concern about a potential exodus.
In addition to retention worries, the inability to fill open positions presents another worry for hiring managers: 26% say they have open positions for which they cannot find qualified candidates.