I have been hearing for a while that once the economy gets better, people will be moving from employers where they've felt trapped, overworked, unappreciated, and underpaid. Well, maybe the economy is improving faster than most have thought because I'm noticing an upsurge in people leaving for greener pastures.
The best, of course, are moving first. If you're a manager who has been blaming your lousy treatment of employees on the poor economy, look out. They're finding that there are really managers and nonprofit organizations out there that care about their employees, provide job security, reward them financially as soon as possible, and possibly most of all - fulfil their missions. If you're a good manager or organization, don't worry - the anecdotal evidence shows that your ethical and fair treatment of your employees will be paying off. And the faster the economy improves, the more the rewards to you and your clientele will accelerate.