A new survey from small business review site Digital.com finds that more and more people are entering into the world of entrepreneurship.
The survey showed that among those who had quit their jobs over the past six months, 32% said they did so in order to start their own business. Among those respondents, 62% stated that their top motivation in doing this was to be their own boss.
Additionally, 52% respondents said this would allow them to focus on their health, while 51% expressed receiving improved pay and benefits.
Respondents also offered insight into why they left their jobs, which can provide leaders guidance into how to retain their employees. These reasons included seeking better pay and benefits, better health, and finding a job that they are passionate about.
Turnover has hit near-record highs in recent months, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey finding that almost four million U.S. workers left their jobs in June.