Deloitte Survey: Women Want To Quit Their Jobs

Deloitte Survey: Women Want To Quit Their Jobs

According to a recent study by Deloitte, women want to quit their jobs in the next two years.

More than half of the 5,000 women surveyed across 10 countries by Deloitte Global stated they plan to quit their jobs in the next two years.

In the study, burnout was the most common reason for women seeking new jobs, with the majority saying they are more stressed now than they were a year ago released on Tuesday. Women from ethnic minority groups, as well as those in middle-management and part-time positions, and women aged 18–25, had higher burn-out rates. Overall, one-third of women claimed they had taken time off work due to mental health issues, with nearly half rating their mental health as “bad/very poor.”

Key Findings

  • Fifty-three percent of women say their stress levels are higher than they were a year ago, and almost half feel burned out.
  • 60% of women working in hybrid models (arrangements that include any combination of remote and in-office work) report having already felt excluded.
  • Half of the women say they have experienced microaggressions, while 14% have experienced harassment.
  • Only 23% of microaggressions were reported to employers, compared to 66% of harassment behaviours that were found in the survey.

Only 10% of individuals indicated they planned to stay with their current employer for more than five years. Women in non-managerial and middle-management positions were more likely to say they wanted to change jobs within two years.

None of the 5% of women who worked for organisations where they felt supported, protected, and given the opportunity to grow in their professions said they were looking for a new job, and just 3% said they were burned out.

“Building and maintaining a truly inclusive culture should be at the forefront of every corporate agenda,” says Michele Parmelee, Deloitte Global Deputy CEO and Chief People and Purpose Officer. 

“This means organizations need to address burnout, make mental wellbeing a priority, and approach hybrid working with inclusive and flexible policies that actually work for women. There is a unique opportunity to build upon the progress already made to ensure women of all backgrounds can thrive in an equitable and inclusive workplace.” 

For more information and to view the full results of Deloitte’s Women @ Work 2022: A Global Outlook, visit:

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