Technology consulting firm Capgemini, for example, reported recently that employee turnover is increasing. In an earnings statement released this week, the French company noted that attrition among its staff rose in the third quarter.
The attrition rate stood at 18.8 percent between July and September, Capgemini said - higher than in the same period last year.
Offering further evidence that employers are concerned about turnover is a recent Wall Street Journal item on rotational training programs. The programs, which have been introduced by large companies like MasterCard and IBM, give new hires exposure to the many facets of the business world - but, the Journal pointed out, they're also designed to keep young workers from straying.
"New experiences can keep [young] employees from getting bored too quickly," the Journal quoted workforce experts as saying.
While the overall job market is likely to remain sluggish, the corporate world's concern about attrition is a sign that conditions are improving for highly skilled workers. Thinking critically about your current role - and polishing your personal pitch - could be smart moves.
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