Poll results: Nearly half of respondents say they would be gone from current job in a year

If they had the choice, nearly half of our poll respondents said they would not be in their current jobs a year from now.

Some corporations had better start getting their acts together if they want to retain their talent. These are the corporations who have been taking advantage of the current craptastic economic environment to get and retain employees at smaller salaries and with less-than-ideal work environments.

In a recent poll I asked if you had the choice, would you be in your current job a year from now. Nearly 1,300 people responded to the poll, with 46 percent of the respondents saying "No way." Those who said that yes, they would probably still be there numbered 32 percent, and those who said they would definitely be there numbered 20 percent.

With nearly half of the respondents pretty much saying that they're just waiting on the opportunity to leave, corporations should take note. Leaders, do you think your employees are happy?

By Toni Bowers

Toni Bowers is the former Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.