What time of the year do most people quit their jobs?

Curious about when people are most likely to quit their jobs? Find out the best time of year for job seekers and employers alike.

The end of the year, when many companies are conducting performance evaluations and setting goals for the upcoming year, is a popular time for employees to quit their jobs.

Why do employees usually leave in November and December?

As the year draws to a close, it is a time to review the past year

Year-end is a natural time for people to reflect on their career goals and to make plans for the future. November and December are the final two months before the year concludes and closes.

New year, new goals

Plus, as they set their New Year's Resolution, their performance of the last year does dawn on them:

  • Have they made an amount of money they are proud of?
  • Are they content with the coworkers they work with?
  • Have they learnt and grown in their career?
  • Are they able to continue to handle the same, if not, more work load over the new year?

Appraisal and evaluation. What the company thinks of you, and what you think of yourself.

Many companies conduct performance evaluations and set goals for the upcoming year at this time, which can provide employees with an opportunity to assess their current position and to consider their options.

Bonuses is money. And with money means increased career options.

Additionally, the end of the year is often a time when people receive bonuses or other financial incentives, which may provide them with the financial resources to make a career change.

The holidays are a time for family and self.

Finally, the holiday season may be a time when people are more inclined to take time off or to make other changes in their lives, which can include quitting their jobs.

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