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Us vs. Them: Redefining the Multi-Generational Workplace to Inspire Your Employees to Love Your Company, Drive Innovation, and Embrace Change by Jeff Havens

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4. On the Nature of Loyalty and Its Effect on Work Ethic

By now you’ve seen a lot of statistics that all say the same thing: Workplace loyalty is dead or dying. A 2011 Careerbuilder.com study found that 76% of full-time workers would leave their current workplace immediately if the right opportunity presented itself. A 2012 MetLife survey of employee benefits, trends, and attitudes revealed that workplace loyalty is at a seven-year low, with one out of every three employees saying they plan to leave their jobs by the end of the year. And a 2012 Ernst & Young survey found 69% of respondents believe that employees will be even less loyal to their organizations in five years than they are today. There are plenty more, but let’s stop because I’m ...

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