Women in middle management positions are three times more likely to seek a new job, as a recent Qualtrics survey found that middle management has seen the largest decline in employees wanting to keep their jobs.
The desire from workers to remain at their job over the next few years moved down to 69% from the previous 83% in 2021. 35% of respondents plan to find a new job if they have to work full-time in the office.
The survey went a step further and found that 29% of workers do not always go on sick leave when needed, while 61% of those not on sick leave cite high workloads as the reason.
While 20% are concerned about work problems, the survey indicated that some strategies implemented by companies, such as a mental health app or a week off, are not enough to solve the burnout problem. 50% of the 14,000 full-time employees said that their physical and mental well-being increased via working remotely.
For Qualtrics head of employee experience advisory services, Benjamin Granger, Ph.D., managers who are expected to help employees with their mental health, promote equity, and help others suffer from burnouts are suffering, preventing them from helping employees find the right tools and balance workloads.
Qualtrics recommended measures to improve employee well-being in 2022, including practicing what they preach, talking about mental health and fostering a culture of well-being.