Are you prepared for the looming employee mutiny?

More than 80 percent of employees plan to jump ship this year. What can communicators do to prevent a mass exodus?

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In some ways, management has held the upper hand. They’ve been telling employees the only way their company can survive—and people can keep their jobs—is by going “the extra mile” and “doing more with less,” including little if any salary increases.

The end is near

Here’s some compelling evidence. In a recent study conducted by Vistage, 84 percent of their CEO members answered “yes” to this question: “Have you learned how to make your business more productive with fewer employees?”

Who can blame them? Tough times call for tough measures, right?

Up to now, employees have pretty much gone along. But that may be coming to an end. A different study conducted recently by Right Management coincidentally shows that 84 percent of employees say they’re going to be looking for a new job in 2012—and for good reason.

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