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By Angela McNerney, President and CEO, Tech Valley Connect

In an AWIS magazine article, the author discusses AWIS’ study exploring outmoded work environments and unfriendly family policies which shed light on the fallout of professional relocation. Drawing data from 4,225 publishing scientists and researchers worldwide, AWIS found that one in 10 researchers indicated that they expect to leave their current job within the next year. Of those intending to leave, females were twice as likely (12%) as males (6%) to cite a spouse’s job offer or relocation as the reason for their early leave. Of researchers intending to leave, 9% indicated it was because they were unable to balance work-life integration.

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