According to the latest data, 33% of employees worldwide intend to stay with their organization, down 1.3% from 3Q 2017
Job-seeking activity was the highest in India, with an active/passive score (the measure to which employees are inclined to and demonstrate efforts to look for a new job )of 65 in 4Q 2017, a 5.7% increase from 3Q 2017, and up 1.4% year-over-year.
In North America, Gartner reports the sharpest decline in employee discretionary effort, dropping 3.1% from 3Q 2017. "Organizations need to better understand the motivations and morale of their employees, which can be gauged by purposefully collecting feedback from the staff. Increase the effort of employees who plan to remain in their positions by effectively responding to their critical feedback in engagement surveys," notes Gartner.
Other notable results showed Brazil job-seeking behavior scored a 52.6, up 1.7% from 3Q 17 and 10.7% year-over-year. The UK job-seeking activity was at 43.4, up 5.3% year-over-year, and the U.S. had a score of 36.9, down 5.3% year-over-year.
Gartner notes that organizations must improve their internal job perceptions in order to prevent top talent from looking elsewhere for new work.
"Push career opportunities to employees based on tier interests and aspirations, and target passive internal candidates by building opportunities before they become dissatisfied and look elsewhere," added Gartner.
The Global Talent Monitor Data shows an increase in percentage of employees looking for positions outside their organization. Additionally, employees’ confidence in business conditions reached a seven year high in 4Q 2017, according to CEB, now Gartner. Data from the latest Global Talent Monitor report shows employee confidence in the Business Confidence Index reached 54.9 in 4Q 2017, up from a score of 53 in 4Q 2016.