What 58% of Job Seekers Want in Their Next Job

“Sam, I’m just not learning that much in my current job.”

According to a survey by The Muse, 58% of people say they plan to change jobs this year. The biggest reason? They want learning and growth opportunities.

Conventional wisdom is that people care most about salary when they make career decisions, but more and more, that’s shifting. Today, millennials in particular care deeply about what they stand to learn on the job and how it will help them grow, both professionally and personally.

But the Muse survey wasn’t limited to polling millennials, for what it’s worth. People across generational lines reported that they care deeply about opportunities to learn and grow at work.

As an employer, your takeaway should be that learning and development is a critical aspect of workplace satisfaction.