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With just a year until national Election Day, the attitudes of working Americans seems to be shifting to reflect the upcoming voting season. A recent study by meQuilibrium (meQ) examining workforce wellbeing found 3 out of every 4 of the 4,500 surveyed reported feeling worse when they think about the state of the nation.

“Uncertainty, pessimism and stress still loom large in the workplace,” said Brad Smith, Chief Science Officer of meQ. “It’s essential that employers have access to data that predict risks and identify trends to stay apprised of mounting vulnerabilities within employee populations.”

Employers have faced retention challenges amid an increasingly tight labor market. Nearly a quarter of younger workers are highly likely to switch jobs in the next six months, (compared to 13% of older employees). Understanding the factors behind costly turnover is important in addressing it– namely factors like mental demands, compensation, and opportunity for growth. They were named the top turnover triggers.


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