There are two thoughts on many people’s minds these days.
1. They’re tired of this lackluster economy’s impact on their career progress, and, in many cases, they are tired of lackluster leadership. Their sense is that their leaders have cut or frozen compensation and benefits and made them do the work of the people they laid off.
2. Options. If they get a call from a friend or headhunter they’re going to listen. “Give me a reasonable option and the likely answer is…. I’m gone.”