Employers are concerned about retention of skilled workers.  When workers depart voluntarily, employers frequently ask why, but the responses are often less than completely honest.  Large surveys can be important in highlighting important demographic trends that can have a large impact on the attractiveness of an employer. 

SPE  is reaching out to other societies and to alumni groups to gather information on why technical professionals change jobs or quit working.   The SPE Talent Council retention survey has been designed to protect the identity of those participating, while providing important information to employers that can assist them in addressing practices that can lead to significant workforce attrition.   Please respond to our survey and encourage others to do so.  People do not need to be petroleum engineers or members of SPE to participate in the survey.