As a member of the Careers England recruitment and retention taskforce, the CDI supported additional research among Careers England members and those organisations' employees. While this also showed 23% of staff being likely to leave the profession, employer attitudes were more negative, expecting up to 38% attrition.
Poor pay and limited development opportunities were key reasons cited for being likely to leave the profession, with 62.5% of employers saying they aren't able to pay a salary that reflects the skills, qualifications and experience of their staff.
The report highlighted the growing concern among careers service providers about the risks to their profession and longer-term business sustainability brought about by difficulties faced in recruiting new talent and retaining existing talent.
Read the full Careers England report.