Jun 01, 2023

Interactive: Why Do People Keep or Leave Their Jobs?


Should I stay or should I go? Check out how these workers ranked which factors were most influential in keeping or leaving their jobs.

The Great Resignation (aka the Great Re-Imagination) gave us an era where more people than ever were leaving their jobs. This trend has slowed, but people are relatively mobile when it comes to their career thanks to a job market with plenty of opportunities. Money might be an obvious answer when it comes to why people look for and accept new jobs--but what else is driving these decisions? Click the image below or the link to the interactive from McKinsey & Company to see how tech workers responded.


Woman looking frustrated with the butt of her hand on her cheek.  


  • This data comes from workers in the tech industry. Do you think the results would be similar for other industries? 
  • Career development and advancement potential was the highest rated answer in 3 out of 4 of the surveyed populations. How important is this factor for you when thinking about your career options? 
  • From the factors in the survey, which three are most important to you and why?
  • Are there any factors not listed in the survey that would impact whether you would keep or leave a job?


NGPF's Career unit will get your students thinking about where their future will take them.


Looking for more interactives? Be sure to check out the NGPF Interactive Library. 

About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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