With the Great Resignation still impacting workers and employers across the country, employee retention is on the minds of HR professionals everywhere. How can companies keep employees happy? Maybe by offering better professional development opportunities. 

According to a new survey of 1,200 respondents by The Conference Board, a nonprofit research group, as many as 58% of employees would leave an organization that didn't offer them professional development opportunities, and a whopping 96% of workers say they want to keep building their skill sets at work.

"In the midst of a talent shortage, providing and promoting opportunities for career and skills development can be a critical way to attract candidates," said The Conference Board Executive Vice President of Human Capital, Rebecca Ray, in a press release.

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