More than half of the 5,000 women surveyed said they plan to leave their jobs in the next two years, Deloitte Global found.
For female employees, the Great Renunciation may only be beginning. More than half of the 5,000 women surveyed by consultancy Deloitte Global said they intend to leave their jobs within the next two years.
Burnout was the main driver for those currently looking for a new job, with the majority saying they felt more stressed today than a year ago in the survey released on Tuesday. Rates were worse for women from minority ethnic groups, as well as for those in middle-management and part-time positions, and women ages 18 to 25. Overall, one in three women said that she had missed work due to her mental health, and almost half rated her mental health as “bad/very bad.”
While many employers have tried to make work more flexible, female employees Deloitte surveyed say they feel left out even in hybrid environments, said Emma Codd, global inclusion leader at Deloitte.
Only 10% of respondents across 10 countries said they plan to stay with their current employer for more than five years, and women in non-managerial and middle-management positions were more likely to say they were looking to change roles within two years.
It’s up to employers to make sure that when assigning tasks and evaluating workers for promotions, “we’re not just choosing the ones we’ve seen physically, but really looking at our team as a whole,” Codd said in an interview. Of the 5% of women who worked for companies where they felt supported, protected and given opportunities to advance their careers, none reported looking for a new job and only 3% reported feeling burned out.
(Corrects the name of the consulting firm that conducted the study in the first paragraph)