5 reasons hourly workers are quitting their jobs

Darrell Jones |
Darrell is Snagajob’s Manager of Content & Copywriting, where he enjoys writing and editing advice that helps workers and businesses align and succeed. His first hourly job was totally chill, bagging ice at an ice cube f-f-f-factory.

Over 80% of hourly workers say they’ll be looking for a new job this year.

Now that the pandemic is winding down, we wanted to know specifically why hourly workers have recently left their job. So we surveyed nearly 3,000 hourly workers, and here’s what they said:

#1: 27% - Unhappy with management 

#2: 25% - Pay was too low  

#3: 19% - Working conditions were poor 

#4: 17% - Scheduling/flexibility challenges 

#5: 17% - Work/Life balance was poor

How can you convince workers that you’re a great fit?

1. Treat employees fairly and with respect.

Employees suddenly have the upper hand in negotiations. Given the scarcity of available workers, now is the time to show your appreciation.

2. Praise workers for the great job they do. 

Let workers and job seekers alike know that their role is important, and that you consider them to be a critical part of the company's success. This is especially true for hourly workers who may have less interaction than your W2 employees.

3. Increase what you’re offering. 

Offer increased wages, bonuses, flexibility, and other perks that show you value their contribution.

Get more staffing insights in our Summer 2022 Hourly Hiring Report.