New Survey: Why Do People Reject Job Offers?

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Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing why applicants turn down job offers and why workers leave the jobs they have. In a recent poll of workers, respondents were asked, “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job?”

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Those that can offer raises, or more hours for that matter, are going to find workers ready to change jobs.

Express Employment Professionals released new survey results today revealing why applicants turn down job offers and why workers leave the jobs they have.

In a recent poll of workers, respondents were asked, “What hurdles stop you from accepting a job?” Respondents were told to choose all that applied from a given list.

The No. 1 answer was pay (61%), followed by schedule (42%) and hours (41%). Advancement/opportunity (28%) and transportation (19%) rounded out the top five. Unemployment benefits (3%), worker’s compensation (3%) and food stamps (1%) were at the bottom of the list.

Respondents were also asked, “What hurdles stop you from staying on a job?” Again, pay (53%), hours (37%) and schedule (36%) made the top three. Advancement/opportunity (32%) and boss (29%) rounded out the top five.

“The message here is clear,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express, and a former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. “Pay is the top priority among today’s workers. That certainly makes sense considering the reports we have seen about stagnant wages. The trouble, of course, is that so many businesses are dealing with confusing regulatory changes that cause uncertainty which slows their investment in the future of their workforce. Those that can offer raises, or more hours for that matter, are going to find workers ready to change jobs.”

The survey of 872 workers was conducted in July 2015. The respondents are current and former associates of Express Employment Professionals.

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If you would like to arrange for an interview with Bob Funk to discuss this topic, please contact Sherry Kast at (405) 717-5966.

About Robert A. Funk
Robert A. “Bob” Funk is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment Professionals. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the international staffing company has nearly 700 franchises in the U.S., Canada and South Africa. Under his leadership, Express has put more than five million people to work worldwide. Funk served as the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and was also the Chairman of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve.

About Express Employment Professionals
Express Employment Professionals puts people to work. It generated $2.85 billion in sales and employed more than 456,000 people in 2014. Its long-term goal is to put a million people to work annually.

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