61% Employed Americans Say Their Company Is More Likely to Hire Externally for Leadership Positions, According to INTOO/Harris Poll Study

A new study conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of INTOO among over 900 US adults employed full/part-time shows potential misalignment between American employees’ expectations and their employers. According to INTOO’s latest Employee Quick Pulse survey among employed full/part time Americans:

  • 78% expect their employer to offer pay increases amid the current rising prices/inflation.
  • Nearly three quarters (72%) think they could do their manager’s job if the position became available.
  • Three in five (61%) say when their company has a leadership position open, the company is more likely to fill the position with an external candidate vs. promoting an internal one.
  • Over three quarters (76%) expect to receive a better pay increase if they get a job at a new company vs. getting a job at their current company
  • Two thirds (67%) have felt discouraged from applying to a job they were interested in because of the listed job requirements and qualifications in the past.

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“While there has been plenty of press about employee satisfaction issues in the American workplace, these survey results show that the majority of employees share these beliefs about their employers,” says Yair Riemer, CEO of INTOO. “It’s no wonder we’re facing unprecedented talent attraction and retention challenges. And yet many of the concerns about mobility and engagement are largely fixable.”

Full/part time employees aged 18-34 (76%) and 35-44 (77%), in particular, have been less likely than those aged 45+ (53%) to apply to a job they were interested in because of the listed requirements and qualifications. These two age groups are part of the coveted Gen Z and Millennial demographics, which have been difficult to attract of late.

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