Future of Work

The Great… Reshuffle, Re-invention, Reassessment? 3 reasons workers are quitting and heading to different sectors

A worker walking with two work bags. Globally, 40% of workers say they plan to leave their job in the next 3-6 months.

Globally, 40% of workers say they plan to leave their job in the next 3-6 months. Image: Unsplash/Romain V

Victoria Masterson
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A bar chart showing the likelihood that respondents will leave their job in the next 3-6 months.
India and Singapore have higher levels of likely job movers than other major markets. Image: McKinsey & Company.

A graphic showing the majority of people quitting their jobs in the past two years are not returning to the industries they left.
Workers are switching industries, leaving the workforce or opting not to return to their job sector. Image: McKinsey & Company
A graphic showing status of respondents who had quit their job between April 2020-2022.
Some job sectors are seeing more people leave for different industries. Image: McKinsey & Company.

A graphic showing what would it take to bring three nontraditionalist personas back to an original job.
Pay and perks aren’t enough for non-traditionalist jobs. Image: McKinsey & Company.

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