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woman inspecting buildingAlmost half of respondents said they wish their employer had a better understanding of their skills, and 43% are interested in branching out. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Minority and female employees feel like their employers aren’t doing enough to utilize their full potential, according to a study released March 5 by Gloat. Over a third or workers say their company isn’t giving them the opportunity to shine, a share that increases to 46% among Black workers and 38% of Latino and Latina workers. Women were nearly twice as likely as men to say their skills were undervalued (43% versus 24%).

Related: Study: 95 years needed for Black workers to reach talent parity

This dissatisfaction can become a problem for employers when workers decide to take their skills elsewhere, something 64% of employees say they’re thinking about doing. The top five reasons for leaving show that workers aren’t focused on extrinsic motivations.

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