Workforce and Employment

5 things that make workers stay at their jobs (hint: it’s not salary)

As workers become engaged, salaries become secondary and fall to sixth place on their list of reasons for staying with their current company. Image: Unsplash/Brooke Cagle

Caroline Styr

Head of Thought Leadership Research, Adecco Group

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Salary is the top reason for workers when considering changing job, with work/life balance also a strong contributing factor.
Salary is the top reason for workers when considering changing job, but work/life balance is important. Image: The Adecco Group

What makes workers want to stay? When workers are engaged, salary takes a secondary role, dropping to 6th priority
When workers are engaged, salary drops down their priority list. Image: The Adecco Group

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