85 percent of employees would leave their current job for a new one

Only 15 percent of workers are completely satisfied with their current roles. The rest would fly the coop if something better came along. Here’s how to make sure your employees stick around.

What would a company have to do to win you as a lifelong employee?

Pay you more money? Provide a better work/life balance? Offer more challenging work?

According to an infographic from LinkedIn Talent Solutions, while 72 percent of professionals are “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with their jobs, only 15 percent of professionals say they don’t want to leave their positions.

The graphic explains that while most people aren’t actively looking for new jobs, they would consider one if an opportunity came along.

So, how can you ensure employees won’t leave you?

Basically, it varies. While better compensation, a good work/life balance and opportunities for advancement tend to be the top reasons employees accept new positions, those aren’t universal values. For example:

There are generational differences: Compensation is the most important factor for millennials, whereas seasoned professionals value a good lifestyle.

There are regional differences: Professionals in the U.S., Italy and China value compensation most, while those the U.K., Australia and Indonesia value work/life balance. Workers in Japan, The Netherlands and South Africa value challenging work.

What does this mean for businesses?

Don’t get complacent about your current employees. Consider what you can do to encourage them and keep them committed. Just because they seem happy at your company doesn’t mean they won’t leave.

Take a look at the graphic for more:

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