Bet your bottom dollar

Is salary important to workers? Bet your bottom dollar it is.

“Employees will go where the money is. And where they’re treated respectfully and valued. But, mostly, it’s the money.”

When we asked those respondents to choose from a list of top reasons why they’re open to new opportunities, nearly two-thirds (63.4%) selected “I need to make more money”.

That’s more than double the next-most popular reason, which is “I need a fresh challenge” (24.6%).

Work flexibility (20.8%), meaningfulness in work (19.3%) and career advancement (also 19.3%) are other leading factors prompting the drive to explore new job opportunities. Still, those numbers pale in comparison to compensation.