While some have speculated that this “Great Resignation” is about disgruntled employees trying to find work that makes them happy, new survey findings suggest otherwise.
A national survey of working Americans commissioned by Strategic Education, Inc. reveals new information about employee sentiment and the value of continuing education.
Of those workers who say their current employer offers its employee tuition benefits…
Of those workers whose jobs offer tuition benefits…
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 4.5 million workers in the U.S. voluntarily quit their jobs in March of 2022 alone and this mass exodus continues to challenge employers. To better understand the employee sentiment and the root causes of the Great Resignation, Strategic Education commissioned a workforce development survey by Atomik research of more than 2,000 employees.
The online survey was served to 2,009 employees in the United States. The margin of error fell within +/- 2 percentage points with a confidence interval of 95 percent. The fieldwork took place between March 17th and March 22nd, 2022. Atomik Research is an independent creative market research agency.
Workforce Edge is a complete employee education management platform powered by Strategic Education, Inc. The Workforce Edge platform serves as a solution to help employers offer their workforce higher education options that are relevant, innovative and affordable. Since launching in January 2021, Workforce Edge has partnered with many industry-leading employers to help administer tuition assistance benefits.
Strategic Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA) (www.strategiceducation.com) is dedicated to helping advance economic mobility through higher education. We primarily serve working adult students globally through our core focus areas: 1) U.S. Higher Education, including Strayer University and Capella University, each institutionally accredited, and collectively offer flexible and affordable associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs including the Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University, and non-degree web and mobile application development courses through Strayer University’s Hackbright Academy and Devmountain; 2) Education Technology Services, developing and maintaining relationships with employers to build education benefits programs providing employees access to affordable and industry-relevant training, certificate, and degree programs, including through Workforce Edge, a full-service education benefits administration solution for employers, and Sophia Learning, enabling education benefits programs through low-cost online general education courses that are ACE-recommended for college credit; and 3) Australia/New Zealand, comprised of Torrens University, Think Education, and Media Design School that collectively offer certificate and degree programs in Australia and New Zealand. This portfolio of high quality, innovative, relevant, and affordable programs and institutions helps our students prepare for success in today’s workforce and find a path to bettering their lives. Strategic Education supports more than 1,000 employer partners in their efforts to upskill and retain their workforce and provides a suite of groundbreaking education solutions to help employers stay one step ahead of their competition.
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