Retention is Waning as More Executives are on the Move

Our surveys of executives and recruiters show a high degree of optimism for the executive job market:
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  • Only one out of three executives expect to stay at their organization for another year, compared to almost two out of four two years ago. The other two out of three executives are either thinking about leaving or already preparing to depart.
  • Likewise, search firm recruiters expect to see a 17 percent increase in search assignments and 71 percent think turnover/retention will become a bigger problem for companies.
  • Executives expect they’ll stay at their next job four to five years. This is less than the six to seven year tenure they expected in the past.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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