A question of loyalty: Retaining workers

Posted January 4, 2002
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal

A legion of unhappily employed workers troop to jobs every day, trapped at companies that only about half of them would recommend to their friends, according to a nationwide employee loyalty study of almost 2,800 workers.

The 2001 National Employee Benchmark Study, conducted by Walker Information last spring, depicted a wasteland of discontent. Communications and technology workers topped the list for company disloyalty. As many as 46 percent of communications workers and 40 percent of technology workers interviewed in April and May planned on leaving their companies within two years. Only 19 percent of the workers said they were planning to stay with the company another two years. (MORE)


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