CUPA-HR: Higher education faces crisis in retaining talent

About 57 percent of the higher education workforce is at least somewhat likely to look into other employment opportunities during the next 12 months, according to a new employee retention survey from the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources.

“The most common reason for seeking other employment (provided by three-fourths of those likely to look for another job) is an increase in pay,” four CUPA-HR researchers wrote in the survey’s conclusions. “Other reasons are that they desire more remote work opportunities, a more flexible schedule, and a promotion or more responsibility.”

The CUPA-HR researchers also wrote that “higher ed in general is facing a crisis in retaining its talent,” and they offer six targeted recommendations, among them providing salary increases wherever possible and offering more in the way of remote work options and flexible schedules.

View the full survey results here.