Resignation departures are on the rise. Microsoft’s 2021 Work Trend Index, a survey of more than 30,000 workers, found 41 percent are considering quitting their jobs; the number jumps to 54 percent when Generation Z is considered alone. Gallup reports 48 percent of employees are actively searching for new opportunities. Persio reports that 38 percent of job seekers planned to make that change between now and early 2022. PricewaterhouseCoopers’ August 2021 survey found 88 percent of executives said their company is experiencing higher turnover than normal. While the power sits clearly with employees, employers can also see the “great” in this resignation trend.
Fortune Magazine published a Deloitte study in October 2021 and found that among Fortune 1000 companies, 73 percent of CEOs anticipate the work shortage will disrupt their businesses over the next 12 months, 57 percent believe attracting talent is among their company’s biggest challenges, and 35 percent have already expanded benefits to bolster employee retention. Derek Thompson, a staff writer with The Atlantic, commented, “Supply chains are breaking down because of a hydra of bottlenecks. Running a company requires people and parts.” Turnover is expensive, and the above data isn’t encouraging, which means that employers need to address the challenges sooner rather than later.
Casey Accounting & Finance Resources has compiled its January 2022 salary data for the fields of accounting and finance. Recruitment and retention is on the minds of all employers and having the most up-to-date information is vital! With compensation trends changing on a monthly basis, both sides can benefit from having this information during job negotiations.
Casey Accounting & Finance Resources can help financial professionals understand what salary expectations should be. We have compiled our salary survey list with updated facts and figures, including job descriptions for accounting and finance positions for the Chicago metropolitan area.