Study on American Workers’ Reasons for Switching Jobs Released

University of Phoenix College of Doctoral Studies announces the release of a whitepaper examining factors contributing to employee turnover, as well as possible solutions: “American Workers’ Reasons for Switching Jobs.”

Drawing upon data from the 2022 University of Phoenix Career Institute™ Career Optimism Index® study, Louise Underdahl, Ph.D., a Research Fellow with the Center for Educational and Instructional Technology (CEITR) at the University of Phoenix, describes in this whitepaper factors contributing to employee turnover, examines employer initiatives to reduce turnover, and explores an ecosystem approach to removing silos between employers, employees, educators, and policymakers.

“The Career Optimism Index® study shows that 52% of Americans are either actively looking for a job or expecting to look for one in the next six months,” states Underdahl. “Addressing post-COVID-19 workforce challenges mandates coordination and cooperation between employers, employees, educators, and policymakers; silos have no place.”

Underdahl completed her doctorate with the University of Southern California. She is currently a reviewer at the College of Doctoral Studies’ Dissertation to Publication Workshop, and has been co-leader of College of Doctoral Studies Alumni Special Interest Group since 2019. Underdahl is a recipient of multiple faculty recognition awards at University of Phoenix as a 2021 and 2022 recipient of the Phoenix500, the Distinguished Service Award for Scholarly Leadership in 2019, and the Faculty Excellence Award in 2018.

Underdahl has been teaching at the University since 2004.

The full whitepaper is available at the Career Institute™ webpage or as a direct link here.

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