New Survey Data: 85 Percent Employed Respondents Considering Quitting in Six Months

LaSalle Network Publishes ‘2023 Talent Index’ with Data, Insights on What Today’s Workforce Wants

CHICAGO – LaSalle Network, a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm, publishes its “2023 Talent Index: Why Even Your Happiest People are Considering Leaving.”

The report includes original data collected from a survey to more than 1,700 employed professionals across the U.S. in October 2022, and again in January 2023, to gauge satisfaction levels and understand what keeps employees at their current companies, and what is leading them to quit.

In an average of both surveys, 85 percent of respondents reported they would consider leaving their job in the next six months. However, interestingly when asked about satisfaction levels, across the board the data was higher than expected. An apparent trend the data showed was while professionals are seemingly satisfied, they still have one foot out the door.

Further, the data shows that 39 percent of managers are dissatisfied in their roles, compared to only 29 percent of staff-level employees. This is a very important factor for companies to pay attention to in 2023 as staff retention efforts will lose impact if managers are disengaged.

Highlight of the findings:

Percent of respondents who stated they were either satisfied, or very satisfied within the following areas:

  • DEI: 48 percent
  • Sense of Belonging: 47 percent
  • Benefits: 45 percent
  • Salary: 44 percent
  • Training and Development: 41 percent

Rise in Satisfaction Levels for Career Path:

When LaSalle Network conducted this survey again in January 2023, the number of respondents who stated they were satisfied with their career path grew by nearly 20 percent.

This can be attributed to many conversations and compensation changes that take place at the end of a calendar year, whether it’s goal-planning for the year ahead or bonuses and raises that are given.

Satisfaction Based on Quitting Intentions:

LaSalle Network analyzed data comparing satisfaction sentiments between those with no plans to quit, and those who are considering quitting in the next six months. The following three areas were ranked high by respondents who would not consider leaving, and ranked low by those planning to leave.

  • Career Path
  • Training and Development
  • Sense of Belonging

For full access to respondent data, trends and targeted strategies to retain top talent based on satisfaction level reporting, click here to download LaSalle Network’s “2023 Talent Index.”

For more information on LaSalle Network, please visit or contact Heather Youkhana at 312-496-6562 or


About LaSalle Network  
LaSalle Network is a national staffing, recruiting and culture firm with business units that specialize in accounting and finance, administrative, call center, healthcare revenue cycle, human resources, management resources, marketing, sales, supply chain, technology and executive search. Since its inception in 1998, LaSalle has worked with thousands of clients and placed more than 85,000 candidates in temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent positions. LaSalle Network has been listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 “Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America” list for 12 years, People Magazine’s “Companies That Care” list, Inc. Magazine’s “50 Best Workplaces,” Forbes’ “America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms” list, Fortune’s “Best Small & Medium Companies to Work For,” “Best Workplaces in Chicago,” and “Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services,” and Crain’s Chicago Business’ “Best Places to Work” list. For more information, please call 312-419-1700 or visit

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