Global Talent Monitor

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US Talent Trends

As the U.S. economy continued to improve in the second quarter, more employees started exploring other potential career opportunities. Across Q2, U.S. job seeking increased 2 percent and the number of U.S. employees reporting high intent to stay dropped by 1.5 percent.

In order to attract newly interested talent, many companies are placing a larger emphasis on promoting their workplace, salaries and benefits more broadly. And their efforts may be paying off, since many U.S. employees are beginning to wonder if the grass is greener elsewhere.

Discretionary effort held steady in Q2 in North America bucking the global trend. Even so, with less than a quarter of employees reporting high discretionary effort, companies should focus on engaging the broader workforce to enhance productivity. By promoting work-life balance and career opportunities, employers can help drive productivity and engagement.

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