According to a Job.com press release, its survey of 5,173 visitors to its Web site found only 28% of the respondents said the reason for scouting for a new job was wanting a higher salary. Other reasons respondents gave included:
- Improved working conditions – 17%,
- Health care benefits – 13%, and
- Wanting a promotion, disliking their commute, or disliking their boss – 4%.
The most cited reason for wanting a new job was “other,” chosen by 35% of respondents.
Other surveys have found not quite as many workers were planning to switch jobs in the new year (See Survey: 20% of Workers Plan to Flee Jobs in 2007and Survey Finds Half of Workers Ready for Job Change ).